The company SpaceX in cooperation with NASA, has identified four regions on Mars, where it is planned landing of an unmanned spacecraft to the Red Dragon. On Monday, March 20, according to Space News.
At a special presentation held on March 18, Paul Wooster from SpaceX called potential suitable for landing spacecraft space Mars: Deuteronilus Mensae, Phlegra Montes Utopia Planitia and Arcadia Planitia. These areas can be considered in detail, for example, using maps Google Mars.
They are all located in the Northern hemisphere of the planet near the equator. This allows you to provide potential missions the optimal access to sunlight. Another criterion was the presence of water ice.
The ship Red Dragon is a modernized version of the manned Dragon V2. With it in mid-2020, SpaceX plans to send to Mars to a ton of payload. The launch of Red Dragon will be implemented on a Falcon Heavy. Previously, it was being planned in 2018.
American scientists have shown that the triboelectric effect (the appearance of electric charges in the material due to friction) responsible for the anomalous orientation of large dunes of Titan (the largest moon of Saturn). A study published in the journal Nature Geoscience.
The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors Elon Musk created a company Neuralink, which will develop methods to read data from the human brain and record them to the media. According to The Wall Street Journal, talking about the technology of "neural lace", which involves the implantation of electrodes into the brain.
American astrophysicists has discovered in the Sun, waves, Rossby, previously observed only on Earth. For this, the authors used data from the spacecraft SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) and STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory). A study published in the journal Nature Astronomy.
The President of the United States Donald trump proposed to the house Committee on intelligence to investigate relations with Russia former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton and a number of representatives of the democratic party. We are talking about "the deal, which allowed a considerable proportion of uranium go to Russia", as well as the reset of relations between Moscow and Washington.
A Twitter user with the nickname @NasMaraj published a picture of a sad bulldog and told the story about how none of the neighborhood dogs came to the party in honor of his birthday. The gained viral popularity, but later the owner of the account said that he invented the holiday, and the dog.
Avalanche has covered three cars on the 255-kilometer strategic highway Bishkek-Osh in Kyrgyzstan. In one of them were four employees of the Ministry of transport and roads of the Republic they died on the spot. Six others rescuers managed to extract from under the rubble alive.