China’s Mars Probe Tianwen-1 Sends Home Selfies Captured 15 Million Miles From Earth

KEY POINTS

  • The CNSA released new selfies of Tianwen-1 captured 15 million miles away from Earth
  • The Mars probe took images of itself using a tiny camera ejected from the spacecraft
  • Tianwen-1 is expected to reach the red planet in February 2021

Talk about a clever way to take self-portraits in space! Tianwen-1 has snapped some selfies while in outer space using a camera ejected from its spacecraft.

While on its way to Mars, Tianwen-1 sent home new images of itself captured 15 million miles away from Earth. They were released by the China National Space Administration earlier this month as part of the country’s national day celebrations.

The small camera the Mars probe used to snap selfies had wide-angle lenses on each side and took one photo every second. It sends the images it takes to Tianwen-1, which would then transmit the pictures to Earth.

One of the many

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‘Spy camera’ will let you zoom 30x to see things miles away

Are you patiently waiting for the new iPhone 12 unveiling? The big reveal was delayed this year due to COVID-19, but we’re finally going to get a peek at that new iPhone this week.

The iPhone 12 reveal wasn’t the only delay, though. Apple’s annual fall event was pushed back earlier this year, too — and along with it, the unveiling of new iPads and Apple Watches. Did you miss the Apple fall event? Tap or click here to see new watches, iPads, and everything else that was announced.

The delayed unveiling of iPhone 12 sparked tons of speculation over what this version will look like — and a new leak has given us some pretty specific details about what to expect. If leaked details are accurate, the new iPhone 12 is going to have some pretty big upgrades. Let’s take a look.

What to expect with iPhone 12

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Thousands Of Sea Creatures Found Dead 5 Miles From Wakashio Wreck

The true scale of the devastating Wakashio oil spill is only just becoming apparent to the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.

Thousands of sea creatures have turned up dead around a small coral atoll five miles South West of the Wakashio wreck, called Ilot Brocus.

Local environmental NGO, Reef to Roots, were at the location of Ilot Brocus, a protected coral atoll, when they noticed how many sea creatures had died.

The videos, that have been widely circulated by local news in Mauritius since Monday September 28, describe the scene at low tide between the beach of Le Bouchon and Ilot Brocus the weekend prior.

Jose Berchand, Vice President of Reef to Roots explains what he saw. “At low tide between Le Bouchon beach and Ilot Brocus, there is a terrible smell. There are many sea

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NASA Prepares to Touch Asteroid 207 Million Miles Away

NASA is preparing to pull off a daring heist: Next month the robotic spacecraft OSIRIS-REx will touch down on the surface of asteroid Bennu and collect a sample, aiming to precisely touch this tiny asteroid just 260 meters wide and which is currently around 207 million miles away from Earth.

The aim of the mission is to collect at least 60 grams of asteroid rock in an event called Touch-And-Go (TAG) and return it to Earth for study, which would be the first time NASA has collected an asteroid sample. Analyzing the composition of primitive asteroids like Bennu could give clues to how the solar system developed and even about the origin of life on Earth.

This artist’s concept shows NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descending towards asteroid Bennu to collect a sample of the asteroid’s surface.
This artist’s concept shows NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descending towards asteroid Bennu to collect a sample of the asteroid’s surface. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

But it’s no easy task to scoop up a sample from an

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Finding Martian Microbes Could Require Digging Miles Underground

NASA’s Perseverance rover is flying to Mars as you read this sentence. It will land there in February 2021 and set aside rocks with promising signs of ancient life, for a future mission to pick up for analysis.

But what about current life on Mars? Are microbes embedded in the ice caps? Perhaps they are sheltering in water runoff in some crater? Or, as some scientists suggest, is life buried miles underground — a difficult spot for us to search, at best?

A new study is trying to figure out ways to hunt for life on worlds that have little or no running water at the surface. One easy answer, in theory, is to look to water reserves underground — and we are pretty sure Mars

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk boasts 500 miles on a single charge at Battery Day event

Tesla is working on new battery technology that CEO Elon Musk says will enable the company to make sleeker, more affordable cars that can travel much longer distances on a single charge.

But the battery breakthroughs unveiled Tuesday at a highly anticipated event seemed to disappoint Wall Street, with the entrepreneur saying it will take years to develop the enhanced batteries. Investors were hoping Tesla’s technology would mark an even bigger leap forward and propel the company’s soaring stock to greater heights. 

Tesla’s shares shed more than 6% in extended trading after Musk’s presentation, with the stock down another 8% on Wednesday. That deepened a slump that began during Tuesday’s regular trading session as investors began to brace for a potential letdown. Musk raised those worries with a series of tweets Monday warning that Tesla’s new battery tech might not be ready for high-volume production until 2022.

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Miles Morales Ultimate Edition’ Won’t Carry PS4 Saves To PS5

KEY POINTS

  • Over the weekend, “Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition” was revealed to include a remaster of 2018’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man” starring Peter Parker
  • Unfortunately, Insomniac Games revealed that saves from that PlayStation 4 title will not be carried over to the next-gen PlayStation 5
  • Securing the standard edition PlayStation 5 with a disc drive means you will not be able to get a physical version of “Spider-Man Remastered” on its own

For those who have been eagerly anticipating diving back into Manhattan on the PS5 after the news broke on the remastered edition of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” over the weekend, you might want to take a few steps back.

That PlayStation 4 title from Insomniac Games proved to be a massive hit and helped the developer push the boundaries even further with its coming “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” for the PlayStation 5. The 2018 title will, in fact, be available for the

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Miles Morales Ultimate Edition’ PS5 Storage Consumption Revealed

KEY POINTS

  • Purchasing and installing both “Demon’s Souls” and “Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition” will immediately result in 20 percent of the PS5’s SSD space
  • Sony has said that more flexibility will be given to players on how they manage console storage for the PS5
  • PS5 owners will have the option of off the shelf SSDs certified by Sony to expand their internal storage but those will likely be expensive in the short term

With the announcement of the PlayStation 5’s release date and pricing, one of the things to consider now is how much space the games will take up in the console.

According to the PlayStation website, “Demon’s Souls” will require a “minimum” of 66gb SSD space while fellow launch title “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” will require 50gb.

If that’s not enough to interest you, consider the “Ultimate Edition” of “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” that will include a PlayStation 5

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PS5 file sizes revealed for Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls


Insomniac Games

When FromSoftware’s Demon’s Souls hit the PlayStation 3 in 2009, it had a file size of 8.24 gigabytes. When the Demon’s Souls remake launches alongside the PlayStation 5 on Nov. 12, it’ll be… somewhat larger. According to a listing on Sony’s PlayStation Direct site, Demon’s Souls 2020 will take up 66GB of PS5 storage space. 

It’s one of two game listings that were updated with file sizes on the site over the weekend. There’s also Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition, which also includes 2018’s Spider-Man, at a big ol’ 105GB. With the PS4 Spider-Man weighing in at just over 47GB, that means Miles Morales alone will be around 57GB.


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