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NASA scientists obtained data on the composition and properties of the matter of the “doomsday asteroid”

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NASA experts have published the first information on the structure and properties of the matter of the asteroid Bennu, obtained at the time of landing of the OSIRIS-REx probe on the surface of a celestial body. These measurements indicated the low density of the asteroid rocks and the presence of minerals in them that interacted with water.

NASA scientists obtained data on the composition and properties of the matter of the “doomsday asteroid”

“Spectroscopic analysis of the OSIRIS-REx landing site in the Nightingale region shows that its matter contains organic matter, carbonates, magnetite and compounds of water and various silicates. In total, we managed to collect over 250 g of asteroid matter, which will be delivered to Earth in 2023.the study says.

The American probe OSIRIS-REx was successfully launched into orbit in September 2016 as part of a mission to approach and collect samples from the surface of the asteroid Bennu (1999 RQ36), which in the recent past was considered one of the main space threats to the existence of life on Earth. The probe reached the celestial body in early December 2018.

In October 2020, the probe successfully landed on the surface of the doomsday asteroid at a point dubbed Nightingale. The NASA spacecraft collected samples of matter and studied in detail the structure and properties of Bennu from the closest possible distance using onboard spectroscopes, cameras and other scientific instruments.

A team of American and Japanese planetary scientists led by Dante Lauretta, NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex mission science director, used this information to study the properties and structure of the asteroid in detail before OSIRIS-REx approaches Earth in September 2023 and drops a capsule with collected samples.

Analysis of the data by Lauretta and his colleagues revealed several interesting features of the asteroid. In particular, scientists have found that its matter is very loose – its density is only 500-700 kg per cubic meter, which is several times lower than that of terrestrial rocks.

In turn, the analysis of the spectrum of the collected rock samples of Bennu indicated that in its bowels there is organic matter and significant reserves of minerals that arose as a result of the interaction of the primary matter of the solar system with liquid water. According to the researchers, this makes the samples collected by OSIRIS-REx particularly interesting to study.

In addition, the scientists measured the exact mass of the collected samples. The robotic arm of the probe managed to capture more than 250 grams of matter, and a significant part of these reserves are samples of deep rocks that differ in color and structure from the near-surface layers. The subsequent study and comparison of the composition of these two types of rocks, as scientists hope, will help to understand how the structure of the primary matter of the solar system changes under the influence of the solar wind and cosmic rays.

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GTA VI will set a new bar for quality for the entire entertainment industry

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GTA VI will set a new bar for quality for

Take-Two management said that developers from Rockstar Games are working on a new part of Grand Theft Auto. Development is in full swing and it seems that GTA VI will set a new standard for quality for the entire entertainment industry.

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick stated that the Rockstar Games team “intends to once again set the creative benchmark for the series, our industry, and the entire entertainment industry.”

He confirmed that the next part of Grand Theft Auto will be no less significant than all the previous ones. In July, Rockstar mentioned the need to exceed the expectations of the players and make the new part as high quality as possible.

GTA VI will set a new bar for quality for the entire entertainment industry

According to the latest data, the project was heavily cut, probably to speed up development. Instead of three planned cities, there will be one, and they decided to reduce the four main characters to two.

In addition, the developers have plans to add more cities to the game as additional content after the release. Also, do not forget about the modder support, which will extend the life of the game for many years.

The release of the game is expected no earlier than 2024.

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“Keep military and K9 dogs out of danger” – US Space Force began using robotic dogs at Cape Canaveral

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Keep military and K9 dogs out of danger US

The military’s youngest branch, the US Space Force, is starting to use robotic dogs to automate “damage assessment and patrols” at the Cape Canaveral Space Force station, according to a statement from the US Department of Defense. This will significantly save man-hours.

Ghost Robotics’ Q-UGV robots are equipped with sophisticated audio and video communication software. They can function autonomously, but they can also be controlled remotely, from a controller and even with audio commands, if necessary.

Keep military and K9 dogs out of danger US

On its website, Ghost Robotics describes the robots as “Tough, agile and rugged all-weather ground drones.” They are ultimately designed to “keep the military, workers and K9 dogs out of harm’s way”.

Robot dogs were first used by the Americans at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida back in 2020, and they have made their way to other Air Force bases since then.

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Official: Motorola Razr 2022 will be the first smartphone with a flexible 144Hz screen

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Official Motorola Razr 2022 will be the first smartphone with

Motorola has published a fresh teaser on the Chinese social network Weibo, according to which the Razr 2022 foldable smartphone with a flexible display will receive a 6.7-inch OLED screen. The important point here is that the display will support a 144Hz refresh rate, making it the fastest foldable display in the world.

Official: Motorola Razr 2022 will be the first smartphone with a flexible 144Hz screen

Other specifications of the smartphone include a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, an additional 2.7-inch external display, as well as a main camera with a 50 MP main sensor. In addition, up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of internal flash memory are promised.

Official: Motorola Razr 2022 will be the first smartphone with a flexible 144Hz screen

Also, the novelty will receive a fingerprint scanner on the side panel and the Android 12 operating system with the proprietary MyUX shell.

Official: Motorola Razr 2022 will be the first smartphone with a flexible 144Hz screen

Earlier, live photos of the Motorola Razr 2022 have already appeared on the network. And before that, the general manager of the Chinese division of Lenovo for the production of mobile phones, Chen Jin, showed the Motorola Razr 2022 smartphone live in the on state.

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