Category: International

US-Mars-mission

See The Spectacular Image Of Perseverance’s Mars Landing

Perseverance has started sending the initial pictures of Mars to NASA. The US space agency released those pictures for public. But it isn’t known whether the sound on Mars was recorded. But NASA is hopeful of getting sound clips from Mars for the first time.

See Perseverance landing down on Mars

One of the first images showing landing of Perseverance was extracted from the video recorded by the spacecraft that carried Perseverance to Mars. In the image, the robot is seen connected to three straight and a curly wire. The straight wires are cables holding the jetpack and the curly wire is data transmission cable. The image shows last leg of landing when the Perseverance was slowed down to the speed of 1.7 miles.

Honeycomb of rocks seen in the image

The honeycomb of rocks seen with the six-wheeled robot are believed to be about 3.6 billion years old. NASA deputy project scientist Katie Stack Morgan said that they were excited to know whether those rocks were volcanic or sedimentary. Volcanic rocks are easier to study.

Parachuting Perseverance

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What Safe Landing Of Perseverance Means For NASA And The World?

NASA successfully landed Perseverance on Mars on Thursday. Its safe landing on a vast crater on Mars’ surface is no less than a big feat for the pandemic stricken US that is also battling economic slowdown for the same reason.

What is Perseverance?

It is a self-guided science rover with the most advanced astrobiology laboratory on the mission Mars to collect signs of life on the Red Planet. It travelled for seven months to cover a distance of 293 million miles to reach its destination. It entered the Mars’ atmosphere at a speed of 12,000 miles per hour and landed safely on Jezero Crater that is a long-vanished Martian lake bed.

Was there life on Marsh?

Perseverance will collect possible fossilized signs of microbes that were believed to live on Mars some 3 billion years ago. Scientists are of the opinion that Mars had water that made it hospitable to life. This project cost the US $2.7 billion and two years. Perseverance will extract the samples embedded on Mars surface for future analysis by scientists on earth.

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Donald Trump Won’t Get Intelligence Briefings For This Reason

US President Joe Biden said that Donald Trump shouldn’t receive intelligence briefings due to his checkered history as US President. In US, it is customary for former presidents to use intel briefings.

Reasons for denying intel briefings to Trump

Joe Biden said to CBS Evening News that there was no need to share intelligence briefings with his predecessor Donald Trump because he might slip and said anything. Biden cited Trump’s erratic behavior in the Capitol Hill incident on January 6 to deny him intel info. He said that Trump incited his followers to storm Capitol Hill to disrupt the election proceedings.

Incidents when Trump slept his tongue

In May 2017, Trump put any ally’s assets at risk when he shared classified information with Russian Foreign Minister and ambassador in a meeting.

The US intelligence briefed Trump that Russia intervened in 2016 election by conducting a massive hacking operation. But Donald Trump publicly questioned the findings.

Also, Donald Trump was impeached on the charges of forcing Ukraine to influence the November 3 elections in his favor. While former US presidents are entitled to receive intel info … Read the rest

Know Why Is Myanmar’s Military Afraid Of Win Htein

Win Htein, a senior leader from National League for Democracy (NLD) party, was arrested under sedition laws by Myanmar’s military that overthrew elected Ms Suu Kyi’s government calling claiming the elections fraudulent. But the military has no proof to support its claim.

Who is Win Htein?

A senior leader of Ms Suu Kyi’s party NLD, Win Htein is a 79-year-old aging patron of the NLD and he’s continuously criticizing the military and its leader Min Aung Hlaing in his interviews.

A local news magazine Frontier reported Win saying that the Tatmadaw (military) would go into disrepute because of the coup. He warned that staging a coup at that time was not wise and narrow minded. Also, that he had witnessed the 1962 coup by General Ne Win that made Myanmar’s economy to suffer for 26 years.

Arrested from his home in Yangon, Win was taken to an undisclosed location in the capital and he fears that sedition charges would be slapped against him. The maximum punishment he could get under sedition laws is life imprisonment.

Myanmar erupts in revolt

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Elon Musk Question Robinhood’s CEO For This Reason

Robinhood’s CEO Vladimir Tenev faced a torrent of questions from Elon Musk for halting Reddit GameStop investors from buying just when the stock witnessed a meteoric rise.

Musk grilled Tenev on Clubhouse, an exclusive audio app, and he asked the moderators to turn the volume on so that everyone invited to the session could hear what excuse Tenev had to offer for that fault.

What did Elon Musk ask to Vladimir Tenev?

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The CEO-to-CEO showdown went over 90 minutes in which Musk asked many disturbing questions to Tenev that latter said that some questions into conspiracy theories. The discussion started with the first question about what made the trading app to halt buying on the hottest stocks of the market at some point last week.

He asked Tenev to spill the beans as people were eager to know why they couldn’t buy GameStop shares. Robinhood ordered freezing of GameStop shares exactly when the stock was high in demand. And the action resulted in online ire and subsequent questioning by Elon Musk.

What was the reason of Robinhood’s action of freezing shares of certain companies?

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How Did Elon Musk Help Etsy Shares?

In what was just another incident of wild, speculative trading in stock market, Etsy witnessed a huge jump in its share. Its stock recorded a 9% increase in premarket trading after Tesla chief Elon Musk tweeted to favor Etsy.

What did Elon Musk tweet?

I kinda love Etsy was all Elon Musk had to say about the ecommerce giant. And this tweet sent Etsy shares in ascending mode. The e-commerce company that recorded little growth in premarket prior to Musk’s tweet saw its shares moving up soon after the tweet was published. According to experts, the tweet could help Etsy achieve the highest spot in the S&P 500 when markets open.

What is the effect musk’s tweet?

Elon Musk is no stranger to investors and he has a history of influencing stock prices especially about Tesla. He uses bold statements on the social media to make his company’s share jump and investors take his opinions seriously. It is exactly what happened with Etsy shares that saw a big jump following Musk’s tweet.

What did Musk say last year?

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