IDF: No criminal investigation in 2014 battle

IDF Military Advocate General releases findings on use of Hannibal Protocol to rescue Hadar Goldin when Hamas violated a ceasefire.

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Clarification call for IDF lecturer who criticized Liberman

Chief Education Officer summons 'secular yeshiva' founder and IDF lecturer after he wrote of DM, 'man closest to fascist characteristics.'

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Court recommends the expulsion of Eritrean asylum seekers

Jerusalem's court of appeals recommends the expulsion of Eritreans lacking refugee status; 'Israeli citizens living near infiltrators are suffering, and ...
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Turkey slaps retaliatory tariff hikes on key US products

Turkey hiked Wednesday tariffs on imports of several key US products in retaliation for American sanctions against Ankara, as a ...
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The Latest: Minister: Genoa bridge operators should resign

GENOA, Italy (AP) — The Latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local):
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Shin Bet denies Iranian-American author’s account of interrogation

Israel's internal security agency confirms it briefly detained Reza Aslan, saying he 'raised suspicion' when arriving at the border crossing ...
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NASA will send a tiny helicopter to Mars in 2020

NASA will send a tiny helicopter to Mars in 2020NASA announced that it's sending a helicopter to Mars in a little over two years.  If successful, this aerial Mars explorer, with a body about the size of a football, would be the first helicopter to fly on another planet.  NASA hopes to launch the prototype to Mars with the agency's 2020 rover, which is designed to hunt for signs of past life on the red planet. SEE ALSO: SpaceX launches, then lands, a brand new version of its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket “After the Wright Brothers proved 117 years ago that powered, sustained, and controlled flight was possible here on Earth, another group of American pioneers may prove the same can be done on another world," Thomas Zurbuchen, the Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, said in a statement.  NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted out the announcement Friday just as an upgraded SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched to space. Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in California, have been working on the Mars helicopter since 2013, but its late addition to the 2020 Mars rover mission came as a surprise. In the world of space exploration, two years is almost like a last-minute addition before an ambitious launch to the red planet. After the rover lands on the red planet in 2021 after its launch in 2020, NASA scientists will use the spacecraft's cameras to scan the Martian terrain and find a suitable, flat place to set the tiny helicopter down.  Once the helicopter is settled, the scientists will command it to take off. After that, however, the helicopter will be on its own, flying autonomously. "We don’t have a pilot and Earth will be several light-minutes away, so there is no way to joystick this mission in real time,” Mimi Aung, the Mars Helicopter project manager at JPL, said in the statement.  The Mars 2020 rover.Image: Nasa“Instead, we have an autonomous capability that will be able to receive and interpret commands from the ground, and then fly the mission on its own.” NASA will test the drone for 30 days to see how it performs in an environment unlike Earth. The Martian atmosphere is quite thin — just about 1 percent of Earth's — so flying in such low air density is a challenge.  If the light, 4-pound craft works, future exploration missions could have similar, though more capable helicopters, which could survey unchartered, alien lands. NASA plans to test the craft up to five times over a 30 day period. “The ability to see clearly what lies beyond the next hill is crucial for future explorers,” said Zurbuchen.  WATCH: It takes absolute precision to construct Earth's largest telescope, which will peak into far-off alien worlds


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'Rock bottom': Anti-McCain comments spark bipartisan uproar

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SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 yet

SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 yetThe rocket is designed to require far less maintenance and refurbishment between flights, and is certified to carry humans to space later this year when SpaceX launches its Dragon crew capsule to the International Space Station. The Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket’s main goal for its maiden mission was to propel a communications satellite for Bangladesh, called Bangabandhu Satellite-1, to a geostationary transfer orbit roughly 22,000 miles (35,000 kilometers) above Earth.