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The hunt for water on the moon is delayed: NASA has postponed the launch of the next lunar rover for a significant time

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has postponed the launch of the VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover).

The hunt for water on the moon is delayed: NASA has postponed the launch of the next lunar rover for a significant time

VIPER on the Moon, official NASA render

NASA originally planned to launch a lunar expedition in November 2023. However, now the timing has changed – the scheduled launch of VIPER should take place in November 2024. As noted in the management, this was done to reduce the risk and conduct additional tests of the lander, which will deliver the device to the surface of the moon.

The VIPER robotic all-terrain vehicle is, in fact, a reconnaissance vehicle. It should become an important part of the NASA Artemis program, the purpose of which is to send people to the moon.

VIPER is designed to search for water ice, which is thought to be on the Moon’s surface. That way, if future NASA missions want to mine water on the moon, they’ll have information about where to look and what tools they’ll need to do so.

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There is new evidence that the moon was part of the Earth

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Geophysicists from the University of Zurich have found new evidence that the Moon was once part of the Earth. Their study is published in the journal Science Advances.

There is new evidence that the moon was part of the Earth

According to some hypotheses about the origin of the Moon, it was formed from matter that separated from the young Earth for one reason or another – for example, after a collision with a hypothetical object the size of Mars about 4.5 billion years ago.

To test this version, scientists used a mass spectrometer to study the chemical composition of six lunar meteorites extracted from the ice of Antarctica. These fragments fall to the Earth as a result of the collision of the Moon with other space bodies.

As a result of the analysis, scientists found that the isotopes of the noble gases of helium and neon contained in lunar meteorites coincide with the isotopes found in the solar wind (a stream of ionized particles). According to scientists, lunar rocks have never been exposed to it. This, together with the characteristic concentration of the argon isotope, supports the theory that these substances were inherited from the Earth.

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Traction batteries from China’s BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market. The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company’s Berlin factory

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Traction batteries from Chinas BYD have been approved for use

According to the source, the Dutch regulator RDW on July 1 of this year issued a permit for the use of traction batteries in the Tesla Model Y electric car. Moreover, the first batch of such batteries has already been delivered to the Gigafactory Berlin for car assembly.

Traction batteries from China's BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market.  The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company's Berlin factory

Tesla Model Y with BYD solid-state traction batteries is coded Type 005 and internal code Y7CR. The battery capacity is 55 kWh, the weight of the Model Y with such a battery is 2087 km, the cruising range is 440 km.

Traction batteries from China's BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market.  The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company's Berlin factory

At the moment, Tesla traction batteries are supplied by LG Energy Solution, Panasonic and China’s CATL. Last year, Tesla became the largest buyer of CATL batteries, shipping $1.9 billion worth of products to the American company. Now, the second Chinese company has entered the Tesla traction battery supplier pool. Moreover, in the domestic Chinese market, Tesla and BYD are direct competitors, since both produce electric vehicles.

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Huawei Mate 50 may get a screen like Redmi K50 Extreme Edition

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Huawei Mate 50 may get a screen like Redmi K50

A list of possible characteristics of the Huawei Mate 50 has been published on the Web. And at least one item in it looks interesting – it concerns the screen: the smartphone is credited with an OLED panel with a resolution of 1.5K.

Huawei Mate 50 may get a screen like Redmi K50 Extreme Edition

Recall that the recently presented Redmi K50 Extreme Edition just received a 1.5K screen – its resolution is 2712 x 1220 pixels. Xiaomi emphasizes that such a matrix is ​​visually very close to models with a resolution of 2K, but at the same time it consumes less energy. And just a very similar OLED display with a resolution of 2800 x 1225 pixels can get Huawei Mate 50 – the base model of the new Huawei flagship series. It is reported that the screen will be supplied by BOE, its frame rate will be 120 Hz. Perhaps 1.5K screens will soon begin to massively replace Full HD + panels.

Huawei Mate 50 may get a screen like Redmi K50 Extreme Edition

Huawei Mate 50 is also credited with a triple camera with a main sensor with a resolution of 50 MP, SoC Snapdragon 888 4G, 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of flash memory. The role of the OS, of course, will be HarmonyOS 3.0. The official premiere of Huawei Mate 50 smartphones is expected in September.

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