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The first of three international missions to Mars gets underway Tuesday when a Japanese H-2A rocket boosts a United Arab Emirates spacecraft known as “Hope” into space for a seven-month voyage to the red planet. It will be the first interplanetary mission ever attempted by an Arab nation.
A little more than a week later, China plans to launch its Tianwen 1 mission, sending its first orbiter and a surface rover to Mars while NASA presses ahead with launch of the agency’s $2.4 billion Perseverance Mars rover, equipped with a small drone-like helicopter, on July 30. All three will reach their target in 2021.
The three missions are taking advantage of a planetary launch window that only comes around once every 26 months when Earth and Mars are in favorable positions in their orbits around the sun. This year’s launch window closes in mid August, and any spacecraft delayed past then will face two years of expensive storage.
The European Space Agency had planned to join Emirates, the United States and China, sending a powerful rover to Mars during the current window. But ESA recently was forced to stand down until the next window, primarily because of problems with the parachutes needed to help lower the rover to the martian surface.
Starbucks is adding non-dairy options to its existing line of Starbucks Creamers, the brand confirmed with Delish today. These creamers are made with a blend of almond milk and oat milk and much like their preexisting coffee creamers, come in flavors inspired by your favorite handcrafted Starbucks drinks.
These new creamers will come in two different flavors, with the first being Caramel Flavored Non-Dairy Creamer, which is inspired by Starbucks Caramel Macchiato. It's made with notes of buttery caramel and hints of vanilla flavor for a drink that will make you feel so cozy. You can also find a new non-dairy Hazelnut Flavored Creamer, inspired by Starbucks’ Hazelnut Latte, which I will be adding to my coffee all autumn long.
Both creamers are set to hit grocery stores nationwide in August so you can start dreaming up your coffee creations now. (Psst: Some people have spotted them in stores already!)
As Bloomberg reports, Facebook Inc. is weighing the option of banning political ads from the site in the lead-up to November’s presidential election. If it does, it won’t be a big financial hit: Zuckerberg has said that political ads represent just 0.5% of the company’s revenue, though it could sour the corporate relationship with the Trump administration, which has focused on Facebook ads as a key part of its 2020 reelection strategy.
据彭博报道，Facebook正考虑在11月总统大选前禁止在网站上登政治广告。如果真的这样做了，虽然会破坏和特朗普政府的关系，但经济上不会受到太大影响，扎克伯格说过政治广告只占该公司收益的0.5%。特朗普政府2020年连任竞选以在Facebook上打广告为主。News of this possibility follows weeks of the ongoing Stop Hate for Profit campaign, during which hundreds of advertisers including major corporations like Levi Strauss, Pfizer, and The North Face have begun to boycott Facebook over its laissez-faire approach to divisive content.
采取这一措施的原因是此前几周一直存在“Stop Hate for Profit”活动，其间有来自李维斯、辉瑞和北面等公司的数百名广告人抵制Facebook，因为该公司针对有争议的内容采取放任的态度。Although the boycott is meant as a rebuke to a wide variety of hateful content that crops up on the social media site, it began as a response to Facebook’s refusal to implement measures similar to Twitter’s new “manipulated media” warning on Trump’s tweets, or its hiding of presidential messages glorifying violence.
The group, which calls itself “Millionaires for Humanity,” includes major names such as Disney heiress Abigail Disney and Jerry Greenfield, the cofounder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
这一群体自称为“人道的百万富翁”，这些大人物包括迪士尼女继承人阿比盖尔·迪士尼和Ben & Jerry’s冰淇淋联合创始人杰瑞·格林菲尔德。
In an open letter posted on the group’s website, its members state, “As Covid-19 strikes the world, millionaires like us have a critical role to play in healing our world. No, we are not the ones caring for the sick in intensive care wards.
We are not driving the ambulances that will bring the ill to hospitals. We are not restocking grocery store shelves or delivering food door to door. But we do have money, lots of it. Money that is desperately needed now and will continue to be needed in the years ahead, as our world recovers from this crisis.”
They go on to call for “governments to raise taxes on people like us. Immediately. Substantially. Permanently.”