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NASA's Juno to plunge into Jupiter orbit July 4 and nobody knows what will happen

NASA's Juno to plunge into Jupiter orbit July 4 and nobody knows what will happen

Todd Haselton

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is set to arrive in Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, when it will get “closer than any spacecraft” before it, NASA said this week. It won’t be easy, though. In fact, NASA considers getting Juno into orbit a trial of its own — not to mention the trip it took to get there. NASA explained that there are so many unknowns about Jupiter, particularly the gassy environment. “...

Google's AI to face its greatest Go challenge yet: the best player on earth

Google's AI to face its greatest Go challenge yet: the best player on earth

Jacob Kleinman

Google’s AI software AlphaGo shocked the world earlier this year when it beat Go grandmaster Lee Sedol. Now AlphaGo is set to take on an even tougher challenge in a face-off with Ke Jie, the best player in the world. GBTimes reports that Ke has agreed to take on AlphaGo later this year. He initially said he wouldn’t play against Google’s AI. The 18-year-old Chinese prodigy had claimed...