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Rare total solar eclipse thrills thousands in South America

Rare total solar eclipse thrills thousands in South America

Technology
By Sharon Marris, news reporter Thousands of people have watched a total solar eclipse as it crossed over Chile and Argentina.The two countries and a small uninhabited South Pacific atoll were the only ones treated to the spectacle on Tuesday evening UK time. Tens of thousands of tourists, astronomers and locals saw the event in person, while many more watched live feeds from around the world.A partial eclipse was visible in some other parts of South America. Image: The total solar eclipse was seen in Chile and Argentina, along with a South Pacific atoll A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun and blocks the sunlight. ...
Rare Nazi Enigma machine used during World War II up for auction

Rare Nazi Enigma machine used during World War II up for auction

World
May 29 (UPI) -- A rare code-making machine used by the Nazis during World War II is set to be auctioned off online on Thursday evening. California-based auction house Nate D. Sanders Auction has placed the so-called Enigma machine up for auction with a starting minimum bid of $ 200,000. The machine that is up for auction on Thursday is one of about 250 that were used in the war and still exist to day. It is also an M3 design with three rotors and matching parts, which makes it more rare. It also features the original wood, the original battery, portions of the leather strap, metal wheels with the Third Reich emblem and instructions written in German under the lid. Enigma machines were commonly used during WWII, but the number of models became scarce after Germany ordered them destroyed t...