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Martian dust is not terrible. NASA explained why you should not worry about the left test tubes with Martian soil

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A week ago, the Perseverance rover began leaving test tubes with samples of Martian rock on the surface of Mars. The problem is that, even if all goes well, the spacecraft won’t pick up these tubes until about 10 years later, during which time the tubes could be completely covered with dust. At least, probably, many people think so, so NASA decided to reassure those who are especially worried.

Martian dust is not terrible.  NASA explained why you should not worry about the left test tubes with Martian soil

In a series of tweets, the agency said the dust was not a threat to the mission. Yes, there is an atmosphere on Mars, there is a wind that kicks up dust, and even small whirlwinds and dust storms can form. However, the atmosphere of the Red Planet is 100 times less dense than the Earth’s, respectively, strong winds simply cannot form there, which could dust the test tubes.

Martian dust is not terrible.  NASA explained why you should not worry about the left test tubes with Martian soil

NASA has published a number of photographs of various Martian vehicles to show that over the years of work they have only been lightly dusted with dust. This may be enough to cover the solar panels and deprive the apparatus of energy in a few years, but it is not enough to completely cover the test tubes.

Martian dust is not terrible.  NASA explained why you should not worry about the left test tubes with Martian soil

In fact, of course, there are other nuances. First, Perseverance carefully notes where it leaves the tubes. Secondly, and most importantly, these same test tubes are backup samples that will be needed if the rover itself cannot deliver the main set to the Mars Sample Return lander.

Martian dust is not terrible.  NASA explained why you should not worry about the left test tubes with Martian soil

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The latest Galaxy S23 flagships smash the Galaxy S22 in the first 3DMark test

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The latest Galaxy S23 flagships smash the Galaxy S22 in

Very quickly after the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S23 phones, the first comparative test appeared, in which the flagships of the Korean company of two generations converged. It is noteworthy that they were tested not in Geekbench or AnTuTu, but in 3DMark, a graphics performance test.

The latest Galaxy S23 flagships smash the Galaxy S22 in the first 3DMark test

And in it, the new flagships Galaxy S23 did not leave a stone unturned from the Galaxy S22. Thus, the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus scored 3811 and 3799 points respectively, showing an average frame rate of 22.8 FPS, while the Galaxy S22 Plus scored 1689 points, and the average frame rate was half that of 10.10 FPS.

The latest Galaxy S23 flagships smash the Galaxy S22 in the first 3DMark test

The situation in the tests of Ultra models is approximately the same: Galaxy S23 Ultra scored 3874 points at a frame rate of 23.2 FPS, Galaxy S22 Ultra scores 1912 points at 11.4 FPS.

The latest Galaxy S23 flagships smash the Galaxy S22 in the first 3DMark test

Recall that the Galaxy S23 is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC with the Adreno 740 GPU, and they were compared with their predecessors on the Exynos 2200 SoC with the Xclipse 920 GPU.

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Poco X5 5G live images days before official announcement

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Poco X5 5G live images days before official announcement

The Poco brand will officially unveil the Poco X5 5G and Poco X5 Pro 5G phones on February 6, but live images have already been published on the Web – screenshots from the unboxing video of the device.

Poco X5 5G live images days before official announcement

The pictures show the phone in green, this is the version with 256 GB of flash memory. It received the MIUI 13 interface based on Android 12. The phone has one speaker, the SIM card slot is combined, there is a standard headphone jack and an IR emitter on the top edge.

Poco X5 5G Live Images Days Before Official Announcement

Poco X5 5G Live Images Days Before Official Announcement
Poco X5 5G Live Images Days Before Official Announcement

The film wrapped around the phone confirms the use of a Snapdragon 695 SoC in the device, the presence of a Full-HD + AMOLED screen and a 48-megapixel camera.

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“Why are they called Galaxy? Because of the astronomical prices.” OnePlus trolls Samsung over Galaxy S23 flagships

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Why are they called Galaxy Because of the astronomical prices

Almost immediately after Samsung unveiled its latest flagships, the Galaxy S23, in the US, OnePlus’ US office posted a thread on Twitter mocking the Galaxy S23. There are many jokes, some of them really witty.

“Why are they called Galaxy?  Because of the astronomical prices.

Why are they called Galaxy? Due to astronomical prices”, – this is how OnePlus noted the increased cost of the Galaxy S23 in a number of countries. True, in the US and Canada, prices remained at the level of the Galaxy S22.

“Why are they called Galaxy?  Because of the astronomical prices.

I use a 200 megapixel camera to find the charger in the box”, is another actual joke from OnePlus. The fact is that the Galaxy S23 package looks not just ascetic, but poor: in addition to the phone, it only has a cable and a paper clip.

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