Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hottest Planet Ever Discovered

A planet called WASP-12b is the hottest planet ever discovered (about 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, or 2,200 degrees Celsius), and orbits its star faster and closer in than any other known world.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Rare Islamic artifact sells for $5.5 million

A rare Islamic crystal jug that was mistaken earlier this year for a cheap French claret pitcher has sold at auction for almost $5.6 million. ...

The slim-necked vessel, carved from a single piece of rock crystal and decorated with elaborate engravings of cheetahs, was made for the court of the Cairo-based Fatimid dynasty, which ruled a swath of the Middle East and North Africa between 908 and 1187.;_ylt=Am0J2JGiC3K81sXnCNXPYUGs0NUE