Mars rocks collected by Perseverance boost case for ancient life

  NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has now collected two rock samples, with signs that they were in contact with water for a long period of time boosting the case for ancient life on the Red Planet. "It looks like our first rocks reveal a potentially habitable sustained environment," said Ken Farley, project scientist for the mission, in a statement Friday. "It's a big deal that the water was there for a long time." The six-wheeled robot collected its first sample, dubbed "Montdenier" on September 6, and its second, "Montagnac" from the same  rock  on September 8. Both samples, slightly wider than a pencil in diameter and about six centimeters long, are now stored in sealed tubes in the rover's interior. ALSO, READ- India's first Paralympic Gold in shooting won by Avani Lekhara A first attempt at collecting a  sample  in early August failed after the rock proved too crumbly to withstand Perseverance's drill. The rover has been o

ICAO to probe Belarus plane grounding, report by June 25

ICAO's 36-country overseeing gathering acted after the United States and a few partners requested an examination concerning the occurrence, which British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called "a grave infringement of global law." 

The United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) concurred on Thursday to test the constrained establishing of a Ryanair traveler plane in Minsk, an episode that incited global shock. ICAO would create a break report by June 25, said Irish Transport Minister Eamon Ryan. The test will be a reality discovering examination planned mostly to decide if worldwide flight rules were penetrated. ICAO has a little degree to rebuff parts states by some other means than suspending casting ballot rights. 

Belarus on Sunday mixed a warrior and utilized a bogus bomb alarm to redirect the Irish aircraft to Minsk and confine a dissenter, Belarusian writer. The plane, making a trip from Athens to Vilnius, was practically in Lithuanian air space when requested to land. "These unsatisfactory activities were an assault on European flying security and put in peril the existences of the travelers and team as they went between two EU capitals," said Ryan. Minsk, presently confronting calls for sanctions, dismissed charges it acted unlawfully and blamed the West for utilizing the scene to wage a "half and half conflict" against it. 

Two sources acquainted with the gathering said Russia and China had both declined to help an examination. 

Russia, which has blamed the West for affectation, told delegates that what occurred in Minsk was not a secluded occurrence and reviewed reports that Washington had caused a stream thought to convey criminal Edward Snowden to land in Austria in 2013, the sources said. 

Montreal-based ICAO employs clout through its wellbeing and security guidelines, which are supported by its 192 part states. "We wish to remind the individuals who requested we make a reformatory move against that country that our organization has never relegated that kind of job or ability," ICAO tweeted on Wednesday. 

Under the Chicago Convention, every nation has sway over its own air space, however, the arrangement forbids any utilization of common aeronautics that may imperil wellbeing. A different 1971 Montreal settlement to which Belarus is additionally a gathering outlaw the capture of an airplane or intentionally imparting bogus data such that imperils airplane security


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