7 Oct, 2019

News digest for 10/05-06/2019

Price of gas transit through the territory of Ukraine

The price of gas transit through the territory of Ukraine will be formed in accordance with the legislation of the European Union, said the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.

“This will be the price associated with the entrance to the gas transportation system and exit. And you will have to pay for it»

Earlier, Naftogaz of Ukraine calculated the price of Russian gas transit with reference to the volume of capacity reservation for five years ahead. According to the company, for the period from 2020 to 2024, when booking 60 billion cubic meters of capacity of the gas transportation system of Ukraine, the tariff will be $3.21 per 1 thousand cubic meters per 100 km, when booking 90 billion cubic meters — $2.56.

Donald Trump is ready to offer North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN a deal on sanctions

The head of the White house intends to offer North Korea to suspend the UN sanctions on the export of textiles and coal to North Korea for three years in exchange for the dismantling of the largest North Korean nuclear facility, which is located in Yongbyon. In addition, as part of this deal, Pyongyang will have to stop the production of highly enriched uranium.

FAS accused the Russians of rising prices for air tickets.

For eight months of this year, the average price of economy class air tickets on domestic routes increased by 5.9% compared to the period of 2018. According to the FAS, this is due to the fact that the number of passengers carried increased by 8%, and passenger traffic (the number of passenger-kilometers in flight) increased by 10%. The growth of demand is associated with a slight advance in the rate of inflation, the FAS believes.

At the end of September, data from Rosstat said that the average price of an economy class ticket from January to August increased by 24.1%. Thus, the real growth is much higher than the official one.

A former aide to Yeltsin and Putin killed a bear from the red book

Press Secretary of the first President of Russia Sergei Yastrzhembsky poses against the backdrop of a dead polar bear, which are listed in the Red book of the Russian Federation and the international Red book. This photo is published by “Echo of St. Petersburg»,

Iran tries to interfere in US elections

The Iranian hacker group Phosphorous attacked accounts linked to the us presidential campaign, former and current us officials, journalists and prominent Iranians living outside the Islamic Republic.

In total in August—September of the current year about 2,7 thousand attempts of hacker group to identify the accounts of e-mail belonging to specific people are revealed. Hackers attacked 241 of these accounts. Four of them were compromised.

Last year, Iranian hackers prepared the infrastructure for large-scale cyberattacks on American and European power grids, hydroelectric power plants and technological enterprises. In this regard, the US has strengthened its protection against cyber attacks and warned allies about the threat.

30% of Russians would like their children to be educated abroad.

Among the countries where our fellow citizens would like to send their children, England leads by a wide margin (38%), with the most expensive education in Europe. Germany, where the knowledge of the German language in most universities you can study for free, half as popular (19%). The rest of the developed countries are almost not quoted, gaining from 1% (Canada, Japan, Israel) to 2% (France, Switzerland, Czech Republic). Only 4% of Russians are ready to send children to China

47% of Russians believe that education abroad is better. Against 39% convinced that in Russia they teach no worse

 

Apple has removed an app from the App Store that used protesters in Hong Kong to track police movements and their use of tear gas. Due to the fact that the application helped the demonstrators to avoid meeting with law enforcement

 

In Saudi Arabia, opposite-sex tourists were allowed to live in the same room

In Saudi Arabia, foreign tourists of different sexes were allowed to stay in the same hotel room without proof of family ties. It is reported by Reuters with reference to the Commission on tourism and national heritage of the country

In the hospital № 2 of Vladimir

In the hospital № 2 Vladimir appeared prayer room and buckets of Holy water. Photos with a comment about the innovation today published in the social network Vkontakte in the group ” Overheard in Vladimir.”

Snipers shoot protesters in Iraq

Iraqi authorities are trying to blame the shooting of civilians on “unidentified snipers.” Someone has already spread rumors that these shooters spoke Farsi (the language most common in Iran).

To date, at least 100 people have been killed (including several police officers), and about 4,000 have been injured. The demonstrators managed to capture several pieces of armored vehicles, one car they just burned.

The authorities may limit the list of professions for the self-employed.

First Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anton Siluanov made such an initiative at the parliamentary hearings in the Federation Council:

“We probably need to clearly define the list of professions where such a system can work. Drivers, let’s say, Tutors and so on and so forth. The list of professions should be fixed.”

According to him, the appearance of such a list is a necessary condition for the further spread of the tax regime for the self – employed.

The EU will discuss the possibility of imposing targeted sanctions against Turkey

The EU foreign Affairs Council will discuss the possibility of imposing targeted sanctions against Turkey because of its drilling operations off the coast of Cyprus. It is stated that Turkey should refrain from such actions and respect the sovereign rights of the Republic to explore and exploit natural resources in its exclusive economic zone.

American authorities decided to deprive the passports of expats with tax debts

Under the category of malicious defaulters become citizens of the United States, which has collected more than $52 thousand in debt. As noted, it is planned to start the procedure of cancellation of passports of such citizens from this month.

It is reported that Americans who are abroad have 90 days to contact the US authorities and provide a plan to repay the debt. At the same time, those who received notice of the need to pay off tax debts while in the United States, have at their disposal only 30 days to provide a plan to repay the debts.

Russia has a shortage of foreign influenza vaccines

Deliveries to Russia vaccine “Vaxigrip”, the manufacture of which is engaged in the French company Sanofi Pasteur S. A., delayed.

It is indicated that the situation with supplies in the current year is caused by several factors. First, the world health organization has selected two new strains of influenza from the four that make up the vaccine. Second, for one of them, who made recommendations a month later than usual (in March instead of February). In addition, as noted in the pharmaceutical company, the world “significantly” increased demand for influenza vaccines.

Putin is interested in the possibility to create a medical state Corporation

He raised the relevant issue at a meeting of the Supervisory Board of ANO “Russia — the country of opportunities”, reports “RIA Novosti”. Putin cited the example of the state Corporation Rosatom, which was created by the first Deputy head of the presidential administration Sergei Kiriyenko. He noted that it works quite effectively.

“In this version, the Ministry is engaged in control, inspections, methods, etc., and the health care itself as a system of providing important human services works exactly as a Corporation — with all buildings, structures, indicators,” the Russian leader said.

Hungary began to withdraw massively issued to Ukrainians passports

Hungarian authorities are forced to take back passports issued to residents of Transcarpathia, as they are often not received by ethnic Hungarians, and Ukrainians with fake documents. This was told by the former head of the Transcarpathian regional state administration Gennady Moskal on ObozTV.

The Central Bank assessed the ability of Russians to pay the mortgage

35.4% of Russian families can afford a mortgage when buying apartments at the rate of 18 square meters of living space per person, according to the report of the Bank of Russia. At the same time, the share of Russians who would like to improve their living conditions, but do not have the opportunity, remains at the level of 2007 (44%).

Medvedev said about paying debts ” Cuban friends»

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with “Vesti on Saturday” assessed the solvency of Cuba in the matter of paying debts to Russia. The transcript of the conversation was published on the government’s website.

Gratuitous aid, irrevocable supplies … Everything has changed in this world. The Soviet Union is no more, Cuba is changing, there is no question of any simply irrevocable aid, which would then have to be written off, now there is no question and can not go. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician

Medvedev promised to help Cuba get oil amid sanctions

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has promised to help Cuba get oil and oil products amid US sanctions preventing tankers from the island.

Vietnam imposes anti-dumping duties on Chinese aluminum

Vietnam imposes anti-dumping duties on imports of a number of Chinese aluminum products, Reuters reported. It is reported that the size of the duty for a number of goods from 16 companies from China will range from 2.49% to 35.58%. These tariffs will be valid for five years, starting from September 28, 2019.

In Rostov the local residents have condemned for the organisation of pickets

According to investigators, on November 5, 2017 Sidorov and Mordasov went to single pickets with posters “the Government resigned” and”Return the land to the Rostov fire victims.”

Rostov regional court sentenced 19-year-old Jan Sidorov to 6.5 years, and 23-year-old Vladislav Mordasov to six years and seven months in a maximum security colony, reports TASS. In addition, in this case received three years probation 19-year-old Vyacheslav Shashmin, who at the time of the action was on the square in front of the government building.

In St. Petersburg, Ozon employees went on strike

Employees of the delivery service Ozon in St. Petersburg refused to go to work in the morning on October 5, reports “Fontanka” . About 40 people gathered at the Central warehouse of Ozon on Obukhov Defense Avenue (on average, about a hundred couriers are sent for deliveries on weekends in the morning shifts).

 

In Hong Kong, protesters have thought to wear projectors that “draw” other people’s faces on the faces of the demonstrators. And all the facial recognition cameras are useless.

 

Rising prices for bread and bakery products in Russia

From January to August 2019, prices for bread and bakery products in Russia increased by an average of 9-9.4%. At the beginning of the year, the Association “Rusprodsoyuz” warned that due to a 30 percent increase in prices for flour, the wholesale price of bread can grow by 6-7%. At the end of 2018, Gordeev instructed the regions to create grain reserves to stabilize bread prices.

Russia proposes to create an Association of grain-producing States

Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Gordeev proposed to create an Association of the largest grain-producing States, like OPEC. In such an organization should include Russia, USA, Canada, Argentina, the European Union and others, according to Gordeev. He proposed to discuss the coordination of the main grain-producing countries during the next summit of agriculture Ministers in Berlin.

“Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Gordeev made a proposal to create an organization like OPEC grain in order to ensure the stability of the grain market, coordinate the price policy for grain and solve problems with hunger on the planet,” the Ministry said.

Libra Associations confirmed PayPal’s departure

PayPal Holdings management has announced the withdrawal from Libra Associations — a community created by Facebook, which aims to create a new cryptocurrency. Formally, this decision is explained by PayPal’s desire to focus on its own tasks.

For cocaine in the diplomatic post of the foreign Ministry will serve the caretaker

The investigation into the smuggling of nearly four quintals of Argentine cocaine by the diplomatic post of the Russian foreign Ministry ended. According to Kommersant, the 58-volume case has been submitted to the Prosecutor General’s office for review, which will study the investigation materials and decide on sending them to court.

Defendants in the case are former caretaker of the Russian Embassy in Buenos Aires Ali Abanov. According to investigators, Kovalchuk in 2016 acquired in Argentina 382 kg of cocaine, Packed it in suitcases and with the help of Abyanov hid in the back room of the school of the Russian Embassy.

The ROC urged to respect the decisions of the court in the “Moscow case”.

“I would like to hope that we live in a state governed by the rule of law, where a person can count on the protection of the law,” Metropolitan Hilarion said.

Turkey is ready to invade Syria

Turkish President Recep Erdogan announced that his country is preparing a military operation in the North-East of Syria. According to him, the invasion of the land forces may begin in the next few hours, at the very least, on Sunday, October 6. A few days ago, Erdogan said that Turkey had no choice but to intervene, due to the fact that the US is not actively implementing its part of the agreement on the creation of the so-called “security zone” on the border between Syria and Turkey.

The Ministry of communications proposed to subsidize entertainment channels

To exclude the possibility of termination of the broadcast of the second multiplex in small towns, the Ministry of communications proposes to expand the list of recipients of subsidies. For this purpose, the Agency has prepared amendments to the law” on mass media ” – they are published on the official portal of normative legal acts. According to the Ministry of communications for these purposes will require 10-13 billion rubles a year, said “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” Deputy head of Department Alexei Volin.

The second multiplex includes “Ren TV”, “Spas”, STS, “Home”, TV-3, “Friday”, “Star”, “world”, TNT, “Muz-TV”.

In Russia came into force new rules of burning dry grass

New rules for the organization and conduct of burning of dry grass, brushwood, lichens and other combustible materials on the lands of the forest Fund came into force on Sunday, October 6. The norms are described in the order of the Ministry.

“Let’s hope that the cases when foresters come, throw a match and leave in the expectation that the fall will burn itself, will become a thing of the past, “— quoted” Rossiyskaya Gazeta ” coordinator of projects on forests of high conservation value forest program WWF Russia Konstantin Kobyakov.

Altai residents explained why they do not protest against the pension reform

87% of residents of the Altai territory do not support the pension reform, but the absolute majority (73%) of them did not participate in rallies, demonstrations and other protests, reports IA “Red spring” with reference to the results of the all-Russian opinion poll AXIO-8. Apathy explained their refusal to protest 62% of respondents. Another 37% of respondents named fear as the main reason for passivity.

Oncologists center Blokhin told about the ban to take them to work

Resigning doctors of the Moscow cancer center named after Blokhin warned about the alleged existing order of the Ministry of health not to take them to serve in public institutions. So said the Deputy head of the research Institute of pediatric Oncology and Hematology doctors Maxim Rykov. In his opinion, commercial clinics such, most likely, did not order. The Ministry itself denies this information, saying that such orders “could not be»

Egypt will limit diving excursions

The Association of tour operators of Russia reported that the Egyptian authorities want to limit excursion programs for diving, writes “MK”. The fact that Egypt is going to join the program ONN “Green fins”. This program is implemented to protect coral reefs and their inhabitants from diving and snorkeling. In addition, the authorities asked tourists not to feed the fish. All companies that are engaged in the organization of such activities for tourists, will be obliged to carry out appropriate instruction.

The volume of NWF in September decreased by 242.8 billion rubles

The volume of the Russian national welfare Fund (NWF) for September decreased by 242.8 billion rubles – to 7,928 trillion rubles, equivalent to $123 070,9 million, according to the Ministry of Finance

National welfare Fund of Russia

The Bank of Russia placed $45,495.6 million, 39,173. 7 million euros, 7,674. 3 million pounds, 94.6 million rubles in separate accounts for accounting of NWF funds.

587 904.8 million rubles were placed on deposits in VEB.RF.

In debt obligations of foreign States on the basis of a separate decision of the government of the Russian Federation, without requiring a long-term credit rating – $3 000,0 million.

In securities of Russian issuers related to the implementation of self-sustaining infrastructure projects, the list of which is approved by the government of the Russian Federation – 171 130.0 million rubles and $4 113.3 million.

In preferred shares of credit institutions – 278 992.0 million rubles.

On subordinated deposits in VTB and Gazprombank to Finance self-sustaining infrastructure projects, the list of which is approved by the government of the Russian Federation – 138 433.9 million rubles.

Putin signed a decree to increase the share of Rostelecom in Tele2

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved an increase in Rostelecom’s stake in T2 RTK holding, operating under the Tele2 brand, to 100% from 45%. It follows from the decree published on Thursday, October 3, on the official portal of legal information

Siluanov called the volume of benefits to oil companies in 2020

The volume of benefits to oil companies in 2020 will amount to 1.6 trillion rubles, said the first Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance of Russia Anton Siluanov during parliamentary hearings on the parameters of the draft Federal budget for 2020 and the planning period 2021 and 2022.

“The oil industry also requires investments, requires incentives, because the fields are being developed, additional investment resources are required. Next year, the total amount of benefits to oil companies is 1.6 trillion rubles, in 2011 the figure was 375 billion rubles, ” Siluanov said.

Matvienko complained about the lack of return on benefits for oil

Tax incentives granted to oil companies have not led to a comparable increase in investment and a decrease in the dependence of Russian oil companies on imported suppliers. This was stated by the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.

“As for tax benefits, they should be applied only when they will give a real return. Benefits are investments by the state, not preferences for the elite, which often happens in practice,” she said (quoted by TASS).

Amber works out of a Chinese contract

The management of the Amber plant notified the Chinese partners of the unilateral termination of the three-year contract, which was concluded at the end of 2016. The General Director of the Amber plant Mikhail Zatsepin said in an interview with ” New Kaliningrad»

“Our Chinese partners (Jiangsu Yulinglong Jewelry Technology Co., Limited) this year contracted 200 tons. Due to the fact that they still have not bought another batch, they sent the notice of withdrawal of the works from the contract unilaterally in case of non-performance by the buyer of obligations for processing on the territory of the Russian Federation not less than 50% of the total volume purchased of raw amber, but also in connection with the breach of the obligation to pay formed of the consignment within the stipulated contract period,” said Zatsepin.

Venezuela has closed the last plant to improve oil

Venezuela’s PDVSA and China’s state-owned oil and gas Corporation China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) have stopped all oil mixing at the joint venture Petrosinovensa, Reuters reported. PDVSA owns 50.1% of the joint venture and CNPC the remaining 49.9 per cent.

The Ministry of Finance proposed to raise the minimum price of vodka

The Ministry of Finance is discussing the possibility of 2020 to raise the minimum price of vodka to 230 rubles. this was told to journalists by the head of the Department of tax and customs policy of the Ministry Alexei Sazanov during the Russian energy week, reports “RIA Novosti”.

Turkish foreign Ministry called the us diplomat because of the likes on Twitter

The Turkish foreign Ministry called the charge d’affaires of the United States in Ankara for the fact that the account of the American Embassy put on Twitter like a message hostile to the Turkish nationalist movement Party.

China has introduced a new limousine for the head of state

The new limousine of the President of China appeared at the military parade. The model of the luxury brand Hongqi (in fact, it is an analogue of the domestic Aurus) was named L9. Earlier, the Secretary General of China moved to Hongqi HQE.

In Ukraine have been rallies against the “formula Steinmeier»

More than 20 Ukrainian cities held rallies against the “formula Steinmeier” in the Donbass, the TV channel “Direct”. About ten thousand opponents of the agreement gathered on the main square of Kiev independence square, and then lit the fire and the column headed to the office of Vladimir Zelensky.

North Korea’s foreign Ministry said the failure of negotiations with the US

North Korea and the United States talks held in Stockholm ended in failure, the North Korean delegation left the meeting without waiting for its official end, Yonhap News Agency reported.

The journalist from Russia was denied a Turkmen visa at the CIS summit

Turkmen working visa is not given to the journalist of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” Dmitry Smirnov for the trip to the summit of the leaders of the CIS countries in Ashgabat. This was reported by the editor-in-chief Vladimir Sungorkin.

In Greece told about the agreement with the United States on military bases

The agreement on military cooperation between Greece and the United States is indefinite. The corresponding statement was made by Minister of defense of Greece Nikolaos Panayotopoulos. The new agreement was signed on Saturday by Greek foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

In addition to expanding the us base of the Court in Crete, the Treaty provides for the provision of infrastructure to Americans bases Stefanovikio, Larisa and alexandropulis, RIA “Novosti”.

The official of the Krasnoyarsk city hall was caught on a bribe

Law enforcement officials have already confirmed the detention of the employee of the city hall and reported that the woman began to make confessions, pointing to his immediate superiors. She noted that the bribe wasn’t meant for her, and had to go “even higher”.

UK to develop its own thermonuclear power plant

Britain decided to launch its own thermonuclear power plant, created on the basis of a spherical tokamak. The project should be completed in 2024. Thermonuclear energy is a system of fusion of nuclei of light elements to produce useful energy.

Warner Bros. removes two new ” Matrix»

“I keep getting questions, so let me clarify that WB has two different Matrix projects. I wrote the script of one of them, which takes place before the events of “Matrix”. Lana Wachowski will be directing another sequel film that I haven’t worked on, but I can’t wait to see. None of these projects is a reboot,” screenwriter Zack Penn wrote on his official Twitter page.

Overwatch will release a series of books

“The hero of Numbani” was written by Nicky dreyden, a short story writer on Magic: The Gathering. The book will be released by Scholastic in may 2020, and it will be the first in the series

“The walking dead” renewed for season 11

The television series “the Walking dead” has been renewed for season 11. According to Deadline, it was officially announced at a press conference at the new York Comic Con festival.

Patrick Stewart returns to space

The actor first played captain Picard in” Star trek: the Next generation ” in 1987 and then repeatedly returned to the role until 2002.

In Moscow opened the international festival of puppet theaters

The opening ceremony of the X international festival of puppet theaters named after Sergei Obraztsov took place in Moscow. The beginning of the event was marked by a solemn bus parade, during which dolls from different parts of the world passed along the garden ring.

Russia and Venezuela plan to develop a cooperation plan for at least 2030

“By the next intergovernmental Commission, we will try to draw up a strategic document that will determine trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural relations between our countries for a long period, at least until 2030,” Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters after talks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Salaries in Russia and the Baltic States

Estonia: €1,455 (average), €540 (minimum ).
Latvia: €1,077 (average), €430 (minimum ).
Lithuania: €930 (average), €555 (minimum).
Russia: €574 (average), €152 (minimum ).

The band Kiss will give a concert in the Indian ocean

On November 18, rock band Kiss will perform a concert in the Indian ocean. This was reported on the official website of the band. The event will be held in Australia near Port Lincoln. The musicians will perform 4 songs using special underwater speakers. In this time 8 admirers, which setting the first to buy ticket on the concert, will watch under water for reaction sharks.

“I was a little surprised, but I was told that sharks are attracted to low-frequency sounds, so they will be attracted to rock and roll. Since we’re heading to Australia anyway, it makes sense to do the concert underwater,” band leader Paul Stanley said.

It is noted that all income from the event will go to charity

Celine Dion canceled concerts due to voice problems

Celine Dion canceled two concerts because of throat problems. The shows were scheduled to take place in Montreal on October 4 and 5, 2019 as part of the Courage world tour, and have now been rescheduled for February 18 and 19, 2020.

Netflix revealed the trailer for the second season of ” Lost in space»

Streaming service Netflix has released a trailer for the second season of “lost in space” — a remake of the eponymous American show of the 60s and one of the most expensive projects of the company.

Google reported vulnerabilities in smartphones Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi

Google has reported vulnerabilities in Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi smartphones due to the Android operating system. At risk seemed 18 models of smartphones, including branded devices Google Pixel.

Processors Intel and AMD compared the speed of baking pancakes

Reviewers site Tom’s Hardware decided to check whether the powerful processors Intel and AMD for cooking pancakes. They took productive desktop solutions — 18-core Intel Core i9-9980XE and 32-core AMD Threadripper 2990WX

As it turned out, the least time to cook a pancake leaves, if used as an electric stove Intel Core i9-9980XE — 15 minutes. And the heat dissipation of this processor is less. AMD Threadripper 2990WX took the same 18 minutes. The difference is small, and the pancakes, according to the experimenters, turned out not to be well-done.

Flexible smartphone Samsung Galaxy Fold valued at 160 thousand rubles

Samsung Electronics has shared details of the Russian release of the flexible smartphone Galaxy Fold, which was presented in February this year. From October 4, it will be possible to pre-order, and sales of new items will start from October 25 at a price of 159 990 rubles.

Kitty Hawk company showed a low-noise ” personal electrolet»

In the US, the startup Kitty Hawk showed a “personal electrolet” with low noise when driving. The body of the aircraft is made in the concept of the aircraft, it also takes off and sits vertically.

 

«Yandex.Zen ” allowed users to post videos

Recommendation service and platform for bloggers ” Yandex.Zen allowed users to post videos and native ads in video format. Representatives of Yandex reported on an important innovation for the development of the service.

In Russia, a new brand of super-budget smartphones with a price of $75

For the Russian market VinSmart has prepared four models of smartphones belonging to the budget and super-budget price segments. The most affordable of them costs significantly less than $100 at the Central Bank exchange rate on October 4, 2019. prices for VinSmart smartphones in Russia range from 5 to 14 thousand rubles.

Memories implanted in birds ‘ brains taught them to sing

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern medical center have shown that memories can be implanted into the brains of birds to teach them vocalization without any lessons from their parents. The article is published in the journal Science.

In the skulls of people found the Golden ratio

Neurosurgeons from the United States of America identified in the human skull signs that fit into the ratio of the Golden section, according to an article published by the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery

Traveling black holes amplified electromagnetic waves

Swiss physicists have calculated how a uniformly moving black hole interacts with electromagnetic waves falling on it. It turned out that at low speeds the hole absorbs radiation, and at high speeds — increases. As a result, fast black holes should be surrounded by a thin “ring of fire” of dispersed photons. The article is published in Physical Review Letters.

NASA has published a 3D map of the moon

The us space Agency on its official website published a three-dimensional map of the moon CGI Moon Kit, which is primarily intended for artists and creators of computer graphics.

The data that formed the basis of the 3D map were obtained from the interplanetary automatic station Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The device has been in lunar orbit for more than 10 years and takes pictures of the satellite of our planet.

Andromeda devouring the galaxy. Next up is our milky way

The milky Way is only a few times lighter than the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, but risks becoming its victim. In large streams of stars, astronomers have found the remains of other small galaxies absorbed by Andromeda over the past few billion years. Therefore, the next dish may be the milky Way

Scientists have shown a video of a black hole destroying a star the size of the Sun

A group of scientists who work with the Tess telescope, managed for the first time in history to study in detail the process of absorption of a star by a black hole. Subsequently, experts even created a video showing in detail how a black hole destroys stars the size of the Sun

The first refueling machine will be launched into space

NASA wants to increase the time spent in space with the help of military-industrial company Northrop Grumman. To do this, Northrop Grumman and NASA will send a Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) into space on October 9.

To do this, Northrop Grumman and NASA will send a Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) into space on October 9. MEV-1 will dock with Intelsat in three months and will extend its operational life for several years. After that, the device will help other satellites — for this he has a ten-year supply of fuel.

The main engine of the European Ariane 6 rocket has been successfully tested

European experts have successfully completed qualifying fire tests of the engine of the first stage of the future European heavy rocket Ariane 6, the first launch of which is planned for 2020.

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