Rare Near-Sun Comet ‘Roasted to Death’ Like a Space Icarus

Near-sun comet 323P/SOHO should have taken a class on Greek mythology. Scientists were able to track the elusive rocky space object during a close encounter with the sun, and it didn’t go well for the comet. Near-sun comets can be hard to spot and follow. They have weird orbits that put them on course to … Read more

See the Rare Albino Galapagos Giant Tortoise Born in Switzerland

The giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands are iconic representatives of the wildlife haven made famous by its connection to naturalist Charles Darwin. The jumbo reptiles start off life small, like mini-mes of the adults. One giant tortoise born in Switzerland isn’t like its peers. It’s a super-rare albino. The surprising baby, which has red … Read more

See Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Venus Form a Rare Night Sky Lineup This Month

They need to all be seen this month. NASA This week brings a planet-spotting occasion for skywatchers within the pre-dawn hours. Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn can be seen in a diagonal line, joined by a waning gibbous moon that is nonetheless greater than 90% full. Search for this cosmic gang within the east-southeast sky earlier … Read more

AngelList Enterprise takes on uncommon capital at a $4 billion valuation – TechCrunch

After seven years since its final financing spherical, Angellist Enterprise has raised new capital, in accordance with sources acquainted with the matter. The corporate introduced in a weblog submit in the present day that it has raised a $100 million Collection C led by Tiger and Confederate at a $4 billion valuation. TechCrunch has reached … Read more