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NEO Surveyor project to search for dangerous asteroids approved by NASA

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NASA has approved the creation of the NEO (Near Earth Object) Surveyor space telescope to search for objects approaching the Earth. The stage called the key decision point has been passed, now you can move on to the next stage of work on the mission and announce the cost and planned time frame. NASA estimates that the creation of NEO Surveyor will cost $1.2 billion, and it will be possible to launch this spacecraft no earlier than June 2028. Previously, it was about launching in 2026, but then the mission was postponed in favor of higher priority tasks: studying Jupiter’s moon Europa (Europa Clipper) and an expedition to Mars to collect soil samples (Mars Sample Return).

NEO Surveyor project to search for dangerous asteroids approved by NASA

The NEO Surveyor spacecraft will be equipped with a half-meter telescope with an infrared camera. It will be located at the Lagrange point L-1 of the Earth-Sun system at a distance of 1.5 million kilometers from the Earth in the direction of the Sun. At this point, a low-mass object in the Earth-Sun system is in a state of equilibrium, which makes it a convenient place to perform some tasks. In the case of the NEO Surveyor, this arrangement will allow it to scan large areas of space for objects that could potentially pass too close to Earth and pose a threat.

It is worth noting that a number of congressmen do not agree that the launch of the device has been postponed until 2028. They sent a letter to NASA asking how much funding the agency needs to still send the NEO Surveyor into space in 2026, as originally planned.

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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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