People had by no means seen a spacecraft land on one other planet—till now

A rover's-eye view of a forbidding rocky landscape.

Panoramic picture of Mars taken by Perseverance on February 20, 2021. (credit score: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

By no means earlier than, in all of our hundreds of thousands of years, have people straight noticed a spacecraft touchdown on one other planet. Till now.

On Monday, NASA launched a video (embedded under) that included a number of viewpoints from the descent of Mars Perseverance to the floor of the crimson planet final week. A digital camera on the again shell captured a view of the parachute deploying, and cameras on the descent stage and rover itself captured the ultimate seconds of the touchdown.

“I can, and have, watched these movies for hours,” stated NASA’s Al Chen, the lead for the entry, descent, and touchdown for Perseverance. “I discover new stuff each time. I invite you to take action as effectively.”

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Epic will repay class-action loot-box settlement with in-game forex

What... what are you doing with that hammer?

Enlarge / What… what are you doing with that hammer? (credit score: Epic Video games)

Epic is ready to settle a class-action lawsuit over its use of randomized loot containers in Fortnite‘s “Save the World” mode by paying affected gamers with in-game forex. Rocket League gamers who beforehand bought loot containers in that sport may even obtain an in-game cost.

Whereas Epic by no means supplied loot containers in Fortnite‘s mega-popular battle royale mode, it let “Save the World” gamers buy “loot llamas” stuffed with random gadgets till early 2019 (amid worldwide outcry concerning the randomized loot-box enterprise and its similarity to playing). Shortly after ending the apply, Epic was confronted with a class-action lawsuit alleging, amongst different issues, that it had “psychologically manipulate[d] its younger gamers into considering they’ll ‘get fortunate.'”

Below a proposed settlement for that swimsuit, which Epic says has achieved preliminary approval, all gamers who bought a loot llama at any time can be rewarded with 1,000 V-Bucks (price roughly $8). Though it is settling a US lawsuit, Epic says this identical deal will apply to all Fortnite gamers globally.

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