Astronomers have detected a new, fifth moon orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto, in images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. The irregularly shaped moon is between 6 and 16 miles across. It circles Pluto in a 60,000-mile-diameter orbit, roughly a quarter of the distance at which our moon orbits Earth.
My youngest son had spotted a Gameboy Micro in a second hand shop window a few months ago and was convinced that it was the next new handheld device from Nintendo. He even came up with a whole hand-drawn comic strip conspiracy story about how the new device had fallen into the hands of the shop and why it was so reasonably priced — a tale to equal even the leaked iPhone 4 from last year.
When Rick Nucci says he runs an internet company based in Philadelphia, people in Silicon Valley look at him funny. “We would come out here to meet with VCs,” he remembers, with a bit of a smile. “They would say: ‘Philly? Do you guys have internet there? Are you working in some sort of Amish commune?’” He ended up partnering with a venture capital firm in New York. But for others, it’s far more surprising that Nucci runs an internet company that was bought by Dell.