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Twitter Users Want Chandrayaan-2 to Take National Flag to Lunar Surface

Planetary protection refers to the practice of protecting solar system bodies from contamination by Earth life

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India has 447 billion cubic metres of replenishable groundwater reserves, of which 60-70 per cent goes off in irrigation. Pixabay

As India’s heavy lift rocket nicknamed ‘Bahubali’ and its passenger Chandrayaan-2 gear up for their historic flight to the Moon on July 15, Twitter users shared what they would like to take to the lunar surface, with most of them mentioning the national flag.

However, Twitter users also shared many interesting ideas. Gautam Singh, for example, talked about taking a geographical map of India.

“So if an Intelligent ET will find it They can find where do we belong, A Flag will be useless for them,” tweeted Singh.

Some users even suggested that Indian soil should be transported to the Moon, while others pointed out to the planetary protection norms aimed to preserve our ability to study other worlds as they exist in their natural states.

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Twitter users shared what they would like to take to the lunar surface, with most of them mentioning the national flag. Pixabay

Planetary protection refers to the practice of protecting solar system bodies from contamination by Earth life.

“We can sanitize everything before taking it there. Just like it is done today and was done for the flags,” said one user.

“Yep. Very much. Indian soil in the moon. Such a nice headline,” the user added.

The question “what you would take to the Moon” was originally posed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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ISRO said that it received interesting answers from people around the country, while sharing some of the the wish lists.

Chandrayaan-2 will attempt to soft land the lander, Vikram, and rover, Pragyan, in a high plain between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, at a latitude of about 70 degree south.

The Indian spacecraft and rover would land near the lunar south pole by September 6 or 7.

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Twitter users also shared many interesting ideas. Pixabay

The 3.8 tonne complex mission will have an orbiter with 8 scientific experiments, a lander with three experiments, a rover with two experiments and one passive experiment from the US space agency NASA.

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The ambitious mission will make India the fourth nation after the then Soviet Union (Russia), the US and China to land and ride on the moon to conduct various experiments on its orbit, surface, atmosphere and beneath. (IANS)

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New Twitter Desktop Look Left Users Baffled

The company was forced to bring back the popular feature called “reverse chronological order” into its app that allowed users to see recent stories first

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Twitter on a smartphone device. Pixabay

Call it a sureshot Snapchat redesign fiasco in the making. The new Twitter look on desktop left users baffled on Tuesday who yelled at the micro-blogging platform for unnecessary trying to bring mobile experience to a desktop.

The new look, gradually being rolled out globally which has reached India, has even removed the profile with photo option on top left — a must for any social media platform to let users know whom they are chatting with — and buried that under a slug called “Profile”.

The tweaks with the design saw users freaking out on Twitter with memes, GIFs and angry posts.

“Do not fix what’s not broken,” a user wrote.

“This is such a bad design that no one wants. I really don’t know what the design team was thinking, because this update is not suitable for desktop usage at all. You’ve designed it to function like a mobile app with obnoxiously big buttons + sections, but this ain’t a mobile,” another user posted.

The updated Twitter website brings more of What’s Happening along with access to other features like Bookmarks, Lists and Profile.

The new version comes with an expanded Direct Messages section and the ability to let users switch between accounts faster and directly from the side navigation. It comes with new dark themes — Dim and Lights Out.

As part of the redesign, while the Home, Explore, Notification and Messages options have been shifted to the left of the desktop, the trending section has been moved to the right of the screen.

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FILE – A man reads tweets on his phone in front of a displayed Twitter logo. VOA

“#NewTwitter in a word, hideous. Please listen to those of us who actually USE @twitter rather than your ivory tower engineers. Just because you can design it does not mean you should. Among ugliest interfaces ever. Don’t need live counters. Profile page is now artless. #Clueless,” tweeted another user.

“It is garbage. I have a feeling you’re intentionally trying to kill your platform for all but corporate ad-shills,” wrote another.

“Revert it. You f***** it up again. At times when I want to full screen a video, I get put back to the top of my timeline. Really annoying. After 4 years you still couldn’t fix video buffering and quality either. Work on that instead of new UI that is just worse in usability,” yelled a Twitter user @CalemAnnk.

@bazyjonesy wrote: “I tried this new UI a while back. I could not find a single part of the experience that it improved. They must have a shower of donkeys working at twitter who don’t have a clue what people want”.

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“It’s terrible. The tweets – you know, the entire reason people use your site — take up less than one third of the screen. Even the always-visible menu (why?) takes up more space! How did this pass usability testing? A desktop/laptop monitor is not a mobile phone,” said @Paul_LFC.

If CEO Jack Dorsey has approved this redesign, he must take a cue from Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel who approved a major redesign in February 2018 that plunged the company’s growth.

Snapchat’s redesign was a disaster. It led Snapchat’s user count to actually shrink in March.

The company was forced to bring back the popular feature called “reverse chronological order” into its app that allowed users to see recent stories first. (IANS)