#ThisWeekOnITP: Perseverance Rover photo of weird rock, Amazon pay raise and MORE!

Welcome to this week on iTP where we recap the best stories on the website over the past week!

Top stories from the past week here on iTech Post include the rumored Tesla phone, Amazon raising employee salaries, and numerous NASA-related updates.

Without further ado, here are the best stories you should catch up on

Coming in at number five is our story on the Tumored Tesla Phone.

It looks like Tesla is working on launching its first mobile phone. There have been many rumors circulating online that the EV company is developing a phone with some awesome features.

The phone is said to be called Tesla Model Pi and leaks claim that the phone will feature next-gen technology. Leaks have also claimed that it is designed to be capable of mining cryptocurrency and astrophotography.

Furthermore, it is also rumored that the external design of the phone will have an adaptable coating, which will force the phone to adjust its color depending on the weather. However, it is important to note that this has not been officially confirmed by the company.

The SOAR space telescope has captured an asteroid rotating in the same direction as planet Earth.

When the Pan-STARRS telescope on Haleakala in Maui, Hawaii made the discovery in December 2020, they called it 2020 XL5. The trailing asteroid is measured at less than a kilometer across.

Despite the fact that it was discovered in 2020, further observations with the SOAR (Southern Astrophysical Research) 4.1-meter telescope in Chile have helped us understand where it was going.

Besides being known as 2020 XL5, this asteroid is also referred to as Earth’s Trojan partner in relation to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids.

Amazon would increase the salary and compensation of its employees. Amazon will increase its maximum base salary for business and technology employees from $160,000 to $350,000 as part of a larger increase in total compensation.

This is part of the company’s efforts to retain its current talent and prevent other workers from leaving the company.

Due to the current pandemic and the intensity of the labor market, Amazon and other technology companies have recognized that failure to provide benefits could negatively impact their ability to attract and retain employees. qualified employees.

Read also: SpaceX update: Elon Musk launches Starship rocket

It was previously believed that Mars had an abundant source of water 3 billion years ago. However, this has been proven incorrect by recent research results.

Ellen Leask and Bethany Ehlmann are two researchers who have proven this wrong using data collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter over the past 15 years.

Their study reveals evidence indicating that liquid water on Mars flowed down the planet for about a billion years longer than is commonly assumed, just 2-2.5 billion years ago. .

This week’s main story here on iTech Post is about another photo taken by NASA’s Mars rover!

NASA’s Perseverance Rover took images of a variety of objects it discovered on Mars, including rocks, regolith material and other compounds. Interestingly, the objects appeared in the strangest shapes and figures.

One of his most recent photographs captured is of a strange rock that many believe was the existence of extraterrestrial life.

This week’s top article also includes previous photos taken by the space agency’s various Mars rovers, including the Curiosity rover.

Related article: NASA Hubble Images: an online tool lets you check what the space telescope saw on your birthday!

William M. Mayer