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NASA will return to Venus, where the temperature reaches 470 °: will they find life?

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Venus hides a wealth of information that could help us better understand Earth and exoplanets (Photo: NASA) NASA has selected two missions, named DAVINCI + and VERITAS, to study the "lost habitable" world of Venus. Each mission will receive about $ 500 million for development and both are expected to launch between 2028 and 2030.  For a long time it was thought that there was no life on Venus, due to its extremely high temperatures. But late last year, scientists studying the planet's atmosphere announced the surprising (and somewhat controversial) discovery of phosphine. On Earth, this chemical is produced mainly by living organisms.  The news sparked renewed interest in Earth's "twin", prompting NASA to plan next-generation missions to take a closer look at Venus' planetary environment, which could hint at living conditions.  Conditions for life   Hubble telescope  Since the Hubble Space Telescope revealed the large number of nearby galaxies, astron

Luis Almagro requests the suspension of Nicaragua's participation in the OAS after the arbitrary arrests of opposition leaders

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The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, urged its members on Wednesday to suspend Nicaragua's participation in this body after the arrest of several opposition politicians. Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (EFE / Luis Eduardo Noriega A.)  Specifically, Almagro asked "the Permanent Council to hold an emergency meeting in which (...) the activation of the necessary mechanisms for the application to Nicaragua of Article 21 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter should be considered."  Said article provides for suspending the participation of an OAS member if two-thirds of its members consider that there has been “a breakdown of the democratic order” and that “diplomatic efforts have been unsuccessful”.  In a letter he sent to the president of the Permanent Council, Ambassador Ronald Sanders of Antigua and Barbuda, Almagro cited "an unprecedented attack against opposition leaders, pre-candi

WHO says it does not yet know when it will approve Sputnik V against COVID-19

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The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said today that the approval of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V is a technical decision of the group of specialists that studies it and that cannot be advanced when it will be adopted.  "It is a group that works independently and that will report its conclusions once its work is completed," Ghebreyesus said by videoconference at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg when answering a question about whether the approval of the Russian vaccine by the WHO it is a matter of "weeks and months."  In his speech, he stressed that the appearance of anticovid vaccines "has shown the light at the end of the tunnel", but stressed the need for them to reach all countries in the world. The WHO, he added, has set as a goal that 10% of the population of each country will be vaccinated by next September and 30% by the end of the year. WHO Director General Tedros A

They will advance the designation of 200 thousand table authorities so that they can receive the vaccine against COVID-19 before STEP

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The National Electoral Chamber decided to advance the appointment of 200 thousand table authorities so that they can receive the vaccine against COVID-19 before the Simultaneous and Mandatory Open Primary elections (PASO) on September 14. The high court also ruled that, in the selection, it will reduce the maximum age of the people to be summoned.  As Profkay learned, the decision aims to guarantee that both table presidents and alternates have received at least one dose with enough time in advance to have effective immunization. In the judicial sphere, they suggest that, at most, the doses should be applied 20 days before STEP, that is, between August 25 and 26. “They are the most important people on election day and they have to be able to carry out their tasks with peace of mind, without fear of being infected. They are essential and strategic ”, they warned in the Electoral Chamber.  Those responsible for this designation are the federal electoral courts of each district and ar