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