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May 15, 2018

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Bell V-280 goes into first cruise flight

The Bell V-280 tilt-rotor aircraft went into cruise mode for the first time on May 11, ...

Bell's experimental V-280 Valor has made its first cruise flight. A video released by the company shows the tilt-rotor aircraft flying with its propellers tilted to forward for the first time on May 11 at the company's Amarillo, Texas facility, where it reached a top speed of 190 knots (218 mph, 352 km/h). The Valor is being developed as part of the US Department of Defense's Joint Multi Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) initiative.

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Laser emissions discovered emerging from the Ant Nebula

Visible light view of the Ant Nebula, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

An international team of astronomers has identified a rare laser phenomenon shining from the heart of the planetary nebula Menzel 3, otherwise known as the Ant Nebula. The discovery suggests the presence of an as yet unseen companion star, hiding at the core of the chaotic cosmic structure.

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