Migrant Caravan, General Motors, and the Mars Lander



An artist’s rendition of the InSight lander.

Thousands of migrants have traveled together in a caravan to seek asylum in the United States.  Most of them are from Honduras and are now staying in a small Mexican town called Tijuana.  There is a large risk of infection spreading through the migrant community, but if the refugees attempt to cross, they will be promptly arrested by the US border patrol.

Sources: The New York Times, Daily Mail


CEO Mary Barra of General Motors released plans last week for the largest cuts in workforce and shutdowns of plants in nearly a decade. 15 percent of 54,000 dollar salary jobs were cut in an effort to shift workers towards more software-oriented skills. GM wants to proactively begin a shift toward creating automotive and electric cars in the future.

Source: Automotive News


The Mars InSight Lander touched down last week.  It is in great condition and has even earned a record for power generation on Mars.  The Lander uses solar power and will hopefully allow scientists to learn more information about the planet’s core.  So far, this mission has been a success.

Source: New Atlas

Photo Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech