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China’s Mars Probe Tianwen-1 Sends Home Selfies Captured 15 Million Miles From Earth

KEY POINTS

  • The CNSA released new selfies of Tianwen-1 captured 15 million miles away from Earth
  • The Mars probe took images of itself using a tiny camera ejected from the spacecraft
  • Tianwen-1 is expected to reach the red planet in February 2021

Talk about a clever way to take self-portraits in space! Tianwen-1 has snapped some selfies while in outer space using a camera ejected from its spacecraft.

While on its way to Mars, Tianwen-1 sent home new images of itself captured 15 million miles away from Earth. They were released by the China National Space Administration earlier this month as part of the country’s national day celebrations.

The small camera the Mars probe used to snap selfies had wide-angle lenses on each side and took one photo every second. It sends the images it takes to Tianwen-1, which would then transmit the pictures to Earth.

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Guatemala sends over 3,000 Honduran migrants home from caravan

GUATEMALA CITY, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Guatemalan authorities sent more than 3,000 Honduran migrants back to their home country over the past few days, they said on Saturday, dissolving much of a caravan heading north and blaming Honduras for not doing more to block the migrants’ path.



a group of people in uniform: A Honduran migrant trying to reach the U.S. with his sons talks to Guatemalan soldiers blocking a road to stop migrants from reach the Mexico's border, in San Pedro Cadenas


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A Honduran migrant trying to reach the U.S. with his sons talks to Guatemalan soldiers blocking a road to stop migrants from reach the Mexico’s border, in San Pedro Cadenas


Thousands of caravan members had crossed into Guatemala from Honduras without authorization last Thursday, pushing past troops at the border as they sought to escape poverty exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

As many as 2,800 people crossed the border in the initial incident, according to Guatemala’s government.

Since then and on Saturday, 3,586 migrants had “opted to return,” the government said.

Vice Minister of Foreign Relations Eduardo Sanchez called on

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Peddy’s buzzer-beating 3 for Mercury sends Mystics home

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Phoenix Mercury guard Shey Peddy, front, and teammates forward Brianna Turner, center, center Kia Vaughn, left, and guard Skylar Diggins-Smith, rear, react after Peddy scored the game-winning shot as time expired during the team’s WNBA basketball first-round playoff game against the Washington Mystics on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla.

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Shey Peddy made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Phoenix Mercury an 85-84 victory over the defending champion Washington Mystics on Tuesday night in the first round of the playoffs.

Fifth-seeded Phoenix moves on to play No. 4 seed Minnesota on Thursday in the second round.

Washington guard Leilani Mitchell went 1 of 2 from the free-throw line with 5.8 seconds to go for an 84-82 lead. After a timeout, Diana Taurasi inbounded it to Skylar Diggins-Smith, who drove the lane and lofted a pass over the defense across the court to the

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JPMorgan sends some traders home after worker contracts COVID-19: Bloomberg News

(Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM.N sent some of its Manhattan workers home this week after an employee in equities trading tested positive for COVID-19, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

FILE PHOTO: A woman passes by a Chase bank in Times Square in New York City, U.S., March 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

News of the infection, on the fifth floor of the bank’s 383 Madison Ave. building, was communicated to employees on Sept. 13, according to the report here&utm_source=twitter&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_medium=social&sref=WJKVI5nK.

A JPMorgan spokesman said the bank has been “managing individual cases across the firm over the course of the last few months and following appropriate protocols when they occur.”

The bank executives had previously told managing directors and some executive directors within its sales and trading operation that they must return to the office by Sept. 21.

Earlier on Tuesday, before the media

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JPMorgan Reportedly Sends NYC Workers Home As Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

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A JPMorgan equities trading employee tested positive for COVID-19, according to Bloomberg, leading the bank to send some Manhattan workers home ahead of a planned return to the office next week for more workers at the banking giant.

Key Facts

The employee reportedly worked on the fifth floor of JPMorgan’s 383 Madison Ave. building, according to Bloomberg, citing an anonymous person who knew of the matter, which was not public prior to Tuesday.

JPMorgan employees were told on Sunday about their colleague testing positive for the coronavirus, Bloomberg reported.

The reported infection comes ahead of orders from JPMorgan’s C-suite for their senior sales and trading employees to return to the office September 21.

Bloomberg reported Monday that JPMorgan’s worker productivity plummeted among younger workers at the beginning

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