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Astronomers Just Spotted First ‘Mystery Visitor’ From Another Solar System

“We have been waiting for this day for decades,” NASA said. “So far, everything indicates this is likely an interstellar object.”

Just recently, astronomers from all over the globe have been baffled with a new discovery – a mysterious unidentified object has been found passing through our solar system. It remains unclear whether the said object, which has been described by many as “small and fast-moving,” is an asteroid or a comet.

NASA, however, has confirmed that they do not have any idea of its origins and that it isn’t behaving like other local space rocks. So it’s highly likely that it is NOT from our own solar system? Many are inclined to believe so.

Once confirmed, NASA said this discovery would mark “the first interstellar object to be observed and confirmed by astronomers.”

In an official NASA news release, Paul Chodas, manager of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, said:

“We have been waiting for this day for decades. It’s long been theorized that such objects exist — asteroids or comets moving around between the stars and occasionally passing through our solar system — but this is the first such detection. So far, everything indicates this is likely an interstellar object, but more data would help to confirm it.”

Currently, astronomers are doing all they can to gather information about the mystery object and it is now being called A/2017 U1. Experts estimate that it is “less than a quarter-mile (400 meters) in diameter,” CNN reported, “and it’s racing through space at 15.8 miles (25.5 kilometers) per second.”

“A/2017 U1” was discovered by the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on Haleakala, Hawaii.

It was Rob Weryk, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, who first made the discovery. He noticed it was definitely something out of the ordinary.

Weryk explained:

“Its motion could not be explained using either a normal solar system asteroid or comet orbit. This object came from outside our solar system.”

Fortunately for all of us, the object is not a threat since it has safely passed our planet at a distance of around 15 million miles (24 million kilometers).

Scientists are thinking it is headed towards the Pegasus constellation on its way out of the solar system.

Davide Farnocchia, a scientist at the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, commented:

“This is the most extreme orbit I have ever seen. It is going extremely fast and on such a trajectory that we can say with confidence that this object is on its way out of the solar system and not coming back.”

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Meet Gladys West, The “Hidden Figure” Behind The Creation Of The GPS

The humble history of the woman who brought you Global Positioning System (GPS).

Gone are the days when people are contented with asking other people for directions while on the road. If you are using a smartphone, chances are you are using GPS as well. Now everyone knows what a GPS is, but do you know who Gladys West is? She made it possible for you to navigate easy peasy.

Gladys West is a mathematician, one of those who developed Global Positioning System. She isn't exactly a household name, but interested in her increased when she wrote a biography for a sorority function, in which she mentioned her important contribution.

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Women Likely to Lose Interest in Sex Than Men, According to New Study

The study also explores reasons why one suddenly loses his/her desire to do the deed.

For some, sex is all about pleasure and fun, the kind of experience that everyone in this world desires to feel. Apparently, it is a complicated thing, to begin with. For instance, you may be attracted to your partner – both physically and emotionally – but it does not mean you are going to have a blast. Neither is your partner guaranteed to be in the mood for the deed.

Apparently, a recent study suggests a definitive reason as to why some individuals start to lose their desire for sexual intercourse. The study, which is courtesy of BMK Open, includes 4,839 men and 6,669 women, between the ages of 16 and 74 years old, all of whom had at least one sexual encounter.

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Doctor Invents Machine That Helps People Die Painlessly and Peacefully in 5 Minutes

Dr Philip Nitschke believes euthanasia should be available for everyone who wants it.

With a nickname like ‘Dr Death’, you can bet Philip Nitschke isn’t your typical doctor. In fact, he is the founder of Exit International, a non-profit organization that advocates euthanasia legalization, and has written The Peaceful Pill, a suicide handbook.

As if that was not enough, he has also invented the Sarco, a machine that allows people to die peacefully – without any pain – in just five minutes. The said creations can be printed using a 3D-printer and uses liquid nitrogen to kill the person using it.

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