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Facebook Confirms Its Athena Internet Satellite, Launch Reportedly Planned for Early 2019

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Facebook Confirms Its Athena Internet Satellite, Launch Reportedly Planned for Early 2019

Facebook has confirmed its athena internet satelite. Despite over 1billion Facebook active members, Facebook claims over billions are offline and not connected to Facebook.

Facebook said they want to provide internet connectivity to undeveloped countries and connect billions of people together.Facebook and Elon Musk's
SpaceX and Softbank -backed OneWeb are the main three who plans to launch internet  satelite in 2019.

"While we have nothing to share about specific projects at this time, we believe satellite technology will be an important enabler of the next generation of broadband infrastructure, making it possible to bring broadband connectivity to rural regions where Internet connectivity is lacking or non-existent," quoted by Facebook spokeman.

Facebook will launch its own Athena satelite to extend steady internet connectivity to underserved areas and hope to connect unconnected billions of people together.

NASA Ready to Send Probe to the Sun, Closer Than Ever Before

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NASA Ready to Send Probe to the Sun, Closer Than Ever Before

For decade now scientists have failed to reach the sun despite all spacecrafts that was launched non was able to get close to the sun.

Nasa is ready to send probe robotic spacecraft to the sun. NASA claims probe spacecraft is capable of enduring fierce heat while recording atmosphere stellar that gives light to solar wind.

The prob robotic spacecraft is set to take off on August 6. Probe spacecraft is in car form. Probe will fly into sun corona with 3.8 million miles and 6.1 million kilometres  from solar surface. NASA said probe will go closer to the sum than any other spacecraft before. " solar will go seven times closer to the sun than any other spacecraft before' said NASA .

"We've been studying the Sun for decades, and now we're finally going to go where the action is,"
The past probe that ggone to the sun was probe Helios 2, in 1976 came within 27 million miles  , the average distance from the Sun for Earth is 93 million miles.

"It's of fundamental importance for us to be able to predict this space weather, much like we predict weather here on Earth," said Alex Young, a solar scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. "In the most extreme cases of these space weather events, it can actually affect our power grids here on Earth."