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Asteroid Dimorph has a 10,000-kilometer plume after it was rammed by a NASA probe

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NASA has published photographs of a 10,000 km trail characteristic of comets that appeared near the asteroid Dimorph after an experimental collision with the DART probe.

Asteroid Dimorph has a 10,000-kilometer plume after it was rammed by a NASA probe

It’s amazing how clearly we were able to capture the detail and scale of the damage. [астероида] for these few days”, – said the employee of the Chilean Observatory Teddy Careta, who took part in the observation of the celestial body during the experiment.

As scientists assure, the collision of the apparatus with the object “significantly damaged” the latter. A trail of debris can be observed for several months. It will continue to elongate as the asteroid moves, until it dissipates and turns into dust, similar to that scattered throughout the solar system and other regions of space.

The DART probe was launched on November 24, 2021. DART is a small rectangular spacecraft. The width of its hull is 1.2 m, length – 1.3 m, height – 1.3 m. The starting weight of the device is 610 kg. A collision with an asteroid was required to assess the possibility of changing the trajectories of small celestial bodies potentially threatening the Earth.

According to the BBC, in the near future, researchers will have to determine the degree of success of the DART probe mission. To do this, they have already begun to study changes in Dimorph’s orbit around the larger asteroid Didymus, with which it is gravitationally bound.

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For iPhone 15, Apple will purchase the latest Sony sensors, which have no analogues on the market

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For iPhone 15 Apple will purchase the latest Sony sensors

Sony will supply its state-of-the-art image sensors to Apple, which will be used in the iPhone 15 line of smartphones.

For iPhone 15, Apple will purchase the latest Sony sensors, which have no analogues on the market

The new Sony Semiconductor Solutions sensor has roughly doubled the saturation signal per pixel compared to conventional image sensors. This matches the description of the new technology that Sony talked about last year.

This is the industry’s first multi-layer CMOS sensor. While the photodiodes and pixel transistors of conventional CMOS sensors are formed in the same layer, they are in different layers in the new sensor. This allows you to expand the dynamic range, increase the photosensitivity and reduce the noise level.

Apparently, this technology has not yet found application in any of Sony’s sensors. Whether Apple will be the first to receive such sensors is unknown. It is also unclear whether they will be used in all iPhone 15 or only in older models. Given the trends of recent years, as well as all the rumors about Apple’s intention to separate younger and older iPhones more strongly, it is likely that only older models will get new sensors, or even exclusively iPhone 15 Ultra.

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Telegram will receive support for paid phone numbers, but it will be impossible to call them

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Telegram will receive support for paid phone numbers but it

In the latest beta version of the Telegram mobile client for Android, there was a mention of anonymous virtual phone numbers that can be bought. They will be on sale on the Fragment site, but the exact launch date has not yet been given.

Telegram will receive support for paid phone numbers, but it will be impossible to call them

These numbers will begin with the code +888, and it will be impossible to call them. They are designed specifically to work with Telegram and are used to receive confirmation codes. It is not yet reported whether there will be rooms with a different code.

The price, terms of sale or other data about the system are also not reported. However, it is possible that the scheme will work the same way as with nicknames that are already sold on Fragment.

Note that the site has already found the most expensive nickname – @news. They paid $1.76 million for it. The name of the buyer is not disclosed.

Telegram will receive support for paid phone numbers, but it will be impossible to call them

Recently, Telegram added a decryption of “circles”, new emojis and other features, as well as improved the application for iOS.

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El Salvador opened a Bitcoin office

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El Salvador opened a Bitcoin office

The Government of El Salvador opened the National Bitcoin Office (ONBTC). He will control all local projects related to the first cryptocurrency. The office is established by decree signed by the President and the Minister of Tourism.

El Salvador opened a Bitcoin office

The photo is NOT an office in El Salvador

ONBTC will develop, analyze and evaluate plans, programs and projects related to Bitcoin and aimed at the economic development of El Salvador. If necessary, the division will also be able to cooperate with other countries in matters related to the first cryptocurrency.

Among the main functions of the organization is the conceptualization and provision of information related to Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrencies in El Salvador to “the media and any interested parties.”

All government agencies are required to assist the National Bitcoin Office in the performance of its functions. The director of ONBTC will be appointed by the head of state.

Earlier, the country’s authorities began considering a bill designed to introduce into the legal field the procedure for interaction with providers and issuers of virtual asset services.

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