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NASA images of the asteroid Bennu show “extremely bright” pieces of another asteroid on the surface

NASA discovered pieces of the asteroid Vesta, 5 to 14 feet in size, scattered across Bennu’s southern hemisphere and near its center. The boulders were recognized in images by OSIRIS-Rex and appear much brighter than the surroundings with dark, rich carbon. The team analyzed the chunks with an on-board spectrometer and found evidence of the mineral pyroxene – a known …

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Astronomers discover parts of a completely different asteroid on the surface of Bennu

It’s like a huge game of “asteroids”. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft discovered some strangely bright rocks on the surface of the asteroid Bennu – and after doing some research, scientists have figured out where they most likely came from: a completely different and much larger asteroid. Since December 2018, the tiny spaceship Bennu has been taking a close look at a …

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Get to know Calypso, a daring mission concept to explore the surface of Venus

Of all the rocky inner worlds of the solar system Venus is the hardest to explore. With surface temperatures hitting a staggering 464 degrees Celsius, even most of them hardened landers can’t survive long. However, a new idea called Calypso Venus Scout requires a bold new mission design: a scientific probe dangling 20 miles under a cloud-borne balloon. Welcome to …

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According to reports, Microsoft launched Surface Pro X 2 with a new chip and color variant in the fall

Microsoft is reportedly planning to update its ARM-based Surface Pro X this fall. Windows Central reports that the Surface Pro X will be updated with Microsoft’s SQ2 processor, which is likely based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G. It’s not clear if this updated Surface Pro X will have 5G support, but Qualcomm’s latest chip supports the option for …

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Google’s pixel plans get even more confusing with images of the Pixel 5s surface (Update: More images)

This story was originally published 2020/09/09 4:12 PDTon September 9, 2020 and last updated 2020/09/14 4:03 PDTon September 14, 2020. It’s no secret that Google’s 2020 smartphone line-up has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic – the Pixel 4a was originally scheduled to launch on Google I / O in May, but that event has been canceled and its …

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Surface Duo Reviews Summary: A less than perfect 10 from the trade press

Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface Duo came into customer hands last Thursday, the day the company lifted its embargo and gave pre-order members of the trade press the opportunity to post their reviews. This resulted in a flurry of coverage worthy of a category-defining device that had been eagerly awaited since its announcement nearly a year ago. This snowstorm of coverage was …

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Microsoft Surface Duo Demolition: An Engineering Marvel that Needs Repair

I don’t think anyone expected an impressively thin device with two displays to be more repairable than smartphones with one screen and iFixit ‘s Microsoft’s demolition of the new Surface Duo confirms that it is. The takeaway is that while the displays and the rear window can be swapped out without also stressful of replacing everything else will be a …

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Microsoft publishes the source code of the Surface Duo kernel – developers, start your engines

After much anticipation, Microsoft launched its first Android device last month. In Corbin’s review, he called it an enthusiast phone, and that seems to be appealing to Microsoft. Microsoft has released the Surface Duo kernel source which will help third party developers create custom ROMs and kernels for the unique device. Since Android devices are based on Linux kernels, which …

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Add RNA produced by the human genome to the list of cell surface molecules

(Left) A hypothetical model of the relative positions of FISH probes (red arrowheads) on a membrane-bound RNA fragment. (Right) A single molecule RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization image of maxRNAs (yellow arrows). Photo credit: Zhong Lab Bioengineers at UC San Diego have shown that RNA produced by the human genome is present on the surface of human cells, suggesting that …

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