If you haven't heard, China just scored an important lunar exploration first.
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon on Thursday, China's space agency said, hailing the event as a historic first and a major achievement for the country's space program. The Chang'e-4 lunar probe, launched in December, made the "soft landing" at 0226 GMT and transmitted the first-ever "close range" image of the far side of the moon, the China National Space Administration said.
Congratulations to Chinese space program! In related scientific news, President Donald Trump made a fascinating discovery:
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump seemed to misstate the former Soviet Union's involvement in Afghanistan on Wednesday with a convoluted account that sparked ridicule on Twitter. "Russia used to be the Soviet Union. Afghanistan made it Russia because they went bankrupt fighting in Afghanistan," Trump said during a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. "The reason Russia was in Afghanistan was because terrorists were going into Russia. They were right to be there."
In a single statement Trump (in full accordance to wave-particle duality) made a correct and wrong statements. Trump, certainly, tries to justify US withdrawal from Afghanistan and he is absolutely correct in stating that Islamization of Soviet Middle Asia was a major factor in USSR invading Afghanistan. What Trump gets wrong, however, Afghan War didn't bankrupt USSR--an idea pushed by loser Gorbachev who constantly tries to justify him being, well, a loser--nor was this war in its effects anywhere near of post-Vietnam syndrome in US. But at least part of the Trump's statement is true. Some progress.