The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: ArrokothBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterNovember 12, 2019, 9:13 PM1 min read The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth. NASA said Tuesday that means "sky" in the language of the Native American Powhatan people. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped Arrokoth on New Year's Day, 3 ½ years after exploring Pluto. At the time, this small icy world 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto was nicknamed Ultima Thule given its vast distance from us. Lead scientist Alan Stern says the new name "reflects the inspiration of looking to the skies." The Powhatan and New Horizons have regional ties. The spacecraft is operated fr
A list of the most inspiring novels chosen by a panel of experts has been revealed by BBC Arts.Modern works such as Bridget Jones's Diary and His Dark Materials made the cut along with classics like Pride & Prejudice and Middlemarch.Writers, curators and critics, including Mariella Frostrup, selected the 100 English language Novels That Shaped Our World.The list also includes Jilly Cooper's Riders and Zadie Smith's White Teeth.BBC Arts director Jonty Claypole said he wants the list to be "provocative, spark debate and inspire curiosity."The reveal kickstarts the BBC's year-long celebration of literature. Some of the other novels chosen include A Game of Thrones by Ge...
Saudi Aramco has confirmed it is planning to list on the Riyadh stock exchange, in what could be the world's biggest initial public offering (IPO).The state-owned oil giant will determine the IPO launch price after registering interest from investors.Business sources say the Saudis are expected to make shares available for 1% or 2% of the firm, and the offer will be for existing company shares.Saudi Aramco is thought to be worth about $ 1.2tn (£927bn).'Historic 'The firm said it has no current plans for a foreign share listing, saying long-discussed plans for a two-stage IPO including an offering on a foreign exchange had been put aside for now."For the (international) listing part, we will let you know in due course. So far it's only on Tadawul," Aramco
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When a coach gets the sack there tends to be a debate about patience, whether bad results would soon turn around and if it was too short sighted.When Valencia decided to let go of head coach Marcelino earlier this week, there was no such discussions. The move has been universally derided by both supporters and players alike because there is simply no sporting justification for it. The Asturian is the most successful and loved Valencia boss since Rafael Benitez, someone who took a side that was beginning to flirt dangerously with relegation and returned them to their rightful place in the Champions League. AFP OR LICENSORS Marcelino’s departure from Valencia has angered fans and players alike Better still, he produced a consistency that had eluded Valencia