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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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Know What Arsenal Fans Are Talking About The Upcoming Match With Benfica

Arsenal is gearing up for its next big match against Benfica in the Europa League round of 32 first-leg clash and its player line-up has made its fans rejoice with hopes of continuing its winning streak.

Where does Arsenal stand in Premiere League?

The recent wen over Leeds United has catapulted Arsenal into the top half of the Premiere League but it still needs eight points to secure its position in the Champions League. And it won’t be an exaggeration to say that the upcoming match will decide whether Arsenal returns to the Champions League. It is to be noted that Arsenal has been absent from the league for four years and winning the Europa League is its only chance to make a return to the league.

Was Mikel Arteta choosey in selecting players for Benfica match?

Elated by the recent win against Leeds United that Arsenal beat by 4-2 goals, the manager Mikel Arteta decided to retain the winning team. He seems confident on the previous players and believes that they could do the similar magic in the upcoming match.

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A Message From VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 – Runner Up – Manya Singh

It was a proud moment for the parents of Manya Singh when she returned home after a long time with VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 – Runner Up – crown on her head.

Could a girl from a lower-middle class of society where girls hardly get any opportunity win a prestigious beauty contest?

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What Manya Singh has to say about her journey to the contest?

• A graduate in banking, Manya Singh said that it wasn’t her dream to be a Miss India even she didn’t know anything about Miss India pageant when she was a teen. She only wanted to do something for society and went to Miss India pageant on knowing that it provides a platform to girls that want to do something.

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• She said that she wanted to provide a better life to her parents. She remembered all the hardships, tears and toils she had to go through while selling their own home and shifting to a rented accommodation. She said that she even couldn’t walk with heels in her rented house because of objections.

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Watch Everton And Man City Fighting For Survival Tonight

Stuck in a series of ups and downs this season, Everton is desperately look ahead for a win after tasting defeat at the hands of Fulham. They played well in the previous games with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur but lost the match to Fulham. Tonight, Everton will face mighty Man City and The Toffees need this match in order to remain in European contention.

How Everton will face Man City?

Man City has been on a winning streak and look ahead to win their 16th match tonight. On points tally, Man City is 7-points ahead of the second placed Man United, their cross-town rivals. Also, Man City has the advantage of the weaker position of Everton that will play without important players.

Which players will miss the match?

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the striker of Everton, will miss his second straight game. But Allan can try making up for the striker in the midfield. On the visitor side, injured Ilkay Gundogan, who’s also the Player of the Month in January, will miss the game. But Man City has Kevin De Bruyne replacing the injured player.

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What Killed Dinosaurs Could Happen Again?

It was a celestial object that triggered the catastrophic “impact winter” responsible for wiping out almost three-quarters of life including dinosaurs from earth, concluded Harvard astronomers. With this theory, the claim to have resolved the mysteries of the “Chicxulub impactor.”

Jupiter was responsible for that catastrophe

Jupiter is important because of its massive size. There is an icy debris at the edge of our solar system. The comet that removed dinosaurs originated in that region and Jupiter sent it to earth. The study further said that the earth could expect similar situation in every 250 million to 750 million years. The study compares Jupiter with a pinball machine kicking those incoming long-period comets into orbits and closer to the sun.

What are these long-period comets?

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The study mentioned Oort cloud made up of icy pieces of debris of the size of big mountains. It is a giant spherical shell enveloping the solar system like a bubble. And it is this region that sends long-period comets to the orbit. Long-period comets are also called sungrazers as they go too close to the sun. And they take … Read the rest

What Did Ri Sol Ju’s Absent Means For North Korea?

Ri Sol Ju, wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, broke all speculations about her absence by appearing a at a musical performance for the anniversary of the birth of former leader Kim Jong Il. It is known as the Day of the Shining Star in North Korea.

The audiences cheered for Ri Sol Ju

The official news agency of North Korea, KCNA, said that the crowd cheered to welcome Ri Sol Ju with the General Secretary. There was thunderous applause in the auditorium and the couple were treated with songs like “People Are of a Single Mind”. Also, newspapers published pictures of the couple on their front pages.

Speculation about Ri Sol Ju’s absence

The year long absence of Ri Sol Ju from state media fueled doubts about her health due to coronavirus. But her re-appearance suggested increased regime confidence in the quarantine situation of the country, said Rachel Minyoung Lee, an independent political analyst and one-time associate of US in relation to North Korea.

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