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A close-up of Jupiter and Saturn through the lens of a probe orbiting the Moon

While many amateur astronomers have succeeded in making far better images of the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn from the surface of our planet than what you will see in a moment, this project is extraordinary in itself. We are talking about a probe that was designed to photograph and study the surface of the moon, and not to distant objects traversing the solar system.

Astronauts ate radishes grown by themselves in a space house

Let us remind you that on board the International Space Station there is an orbital garden in which astronauts have been experimenting with the cultivation of various vegetables and fruits for several years. This is not an easy task, because the conditions of microgravity prevail there, so the physical and chemical processes are slightly different there than on the surface of our planet.

The Pfizer vaccine will deal with new mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus

Everything changed a while ago when we heard about the British strain of the coronavirus, which is likely to be more contagious. And since it appeared after the vaccination process had started, questions arose as to whether the vaccine was prepared for it. Scientists, of course, immediately began to carry out the relevant research, and as the conclusions have just published, there is no reason to worry, because the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech is effective in the fight against 16 different mutations of the coronavirus, including the "British". According to Reuters, the vaccine does not need to be modified in order to counteract a virus that appears to be more contagious than others, according to a study by researchers at Pfizer and the University of Texas.

The Roman Space Telescope, NASA's new space telescope, crushes the famous Hubble

According to NASA's plan, Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (WFIRST) will be the successor of not only the famous and meritorious Hubble, but also Spitzer. The agency wants to show us the Universe as we have not seen it before. The devices are to be ready for flight into space around 2025. The agency has published new videos, where we can see it in all its glory and learn about its scientific goals.

There is the first confirmed transmission of Covid-19 to great apes

According to the managers of this facility, gorillas started coughing last week, so it was decided to test them for Covid-19 - it quickly turned out to be positive, and a third individual also started showing symptoms. At the moment, it is difficult to say anything more, but there are many indications that they may have been infected by an asymptomatically infected zoo worker, but it will be a while before the theory can be 100% confirmed or ruled out. Fortunately, gorillas, apart from fatigue and coughing, are doing well. They are in quarantine together, drinking and eating. We are full of hope for a full recovery, says zoo executive director Lisa Peterson.

Sophia goes on sale. Hundreds of robots will appear in hospitals and nursing homes

Sophia amazes with her artificial intelligence. It is thanks to her that many people became convinced of this type of machines and understood that in the future they will become our friends, and ultimately we will connect with them as cyborgs. Only in this way will we be able to possess divine abilities and survive as an interplanetary species on alien planets.

The second generation of a folding Huawei smartphone later this month

Despite previous reports that Huawei intends to "get rid" of its consumer business by spinning off the premium brands of Mate and P smartphones (exactly as it did some time ago with the Honor brand), to somehow circumvent the restrictions imposed on it, today we learn about the debut of the new flagship company smartphone.

Facebook Messenger in VR? The latest Oculus Quest update allows it

The developers announced that thanks to the App Lab functionality, it will be much easier to create applications for the Quest goggles, as well as share them with the community, which is to be a recipe for stimulating the creativity of creators and providing completely new applications that will benefit all users. The latter will also be interested in the fact that now it will be much easier to join family and friends in VR, all thanks to the support for Messenger by Oculus Quest. As the developers assure, without taking off the goggles, it will now be possible to watch concerts, play games or simply discuss what we had for dinner.

Elon Musk and Tesla invest a cosmic $ 1.5 billion in Bitcoin. What does it mean?

Recently, the head of SpaceX and Tesla encouraged people to become interested and buy virtual currency. There were also rumors on the web that the billionaire was the owner of a large amount of Bitcoin. Now it turns out that this is the case. In the information disclosed by Tesla in a report for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), we can read that the company has Bitcoin worth as much as 1.5 billion dollars and intends to continue investing in them.