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Exoplanet "From Hell" Just Discovered
Rains Liquid Molten Iron
Source: Image of Planet Raining Molten Iron
Exoplanet WASP-76 B
Some scientists are calling WASP-76 B the exoplanet from Hell. It was just discovered in another solar system and is therefore an exoplanet. The exoplanet is so exotic that even the weather conditions are extremely bizarre. On WASP-76 B it's usually cloudy with a chance of rain. But the rain drops are hot liquid molten iron that are boiling hot. European scientists and astronomers just spotted it using the planet hunting instrument EXPRESSO on a huge international telescope based in Chile. The weather conditions on this exoplanet are so severe there is molten iron rain! It's a unique finding in the Universe. And despite the extremely harsh environment, you have to wonder about the value of the mineral deposits on such a far away frontier in space.
Ultra Hot Gas Giant 640 Light Years From Earth
This very hot exoplanet is 640 light years away from the Earth. And, it's a big one. Twice the size of Jupiter which is our solar system's biggest planet. WASP-76 B is one of the most extreme exoplanets ever discovered in terms of climate and chemistry. It's part of a family of exoplanets, discovered in recent years, called "Ultra-Hot Gas Giants".
Scorched By the Sun
The exoplanet receives 4,000 times the solar radiation than we do on Earth. The "sunny side" of the planet heats to 4,350 degrees F which vaporizes any metals present. Strong winds carry the iron vapor to the exoplanet's cooler side where it condenses into liquid iron rain. Scientists from the University of Geneva are leading this exploration. They think WASP-76 B provides a unique living platform to test climate models and to understand extreme atmospheric evolution.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
Amazon Book Promotion Source: Amazon Special Deep Discount for a Limited Time I'm pleased to announce that Kindle and Amazon are beginning a promotion on journalist Edward Kane's book "SPACE 2020's: WHAT'S UP THERE?". Starting May 27 through May 30, the book goes on sale for $3.99. That is a deep discount off the regular price of $6.99. And, on May 31 through June 2 8AM PDT, it will be selling for $4.99. It then returns to its regular price of $6.99 Great Deals on a Great Resource If you enjoy learning about WHAT'S UP THERE? in space, you'll love the book and find it a great resource on the top space missions and very recent space discoveries of the 2020's. Here's a link for access to the book ASIN: B087DV4DZ6 And for access to Ed's Amazon Author's Page, click here amazon.com/author/ekane I co-authored the books with Ed. ... ...
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Source: Change Toothpaste Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste. "Paste with No Waste" Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemic