Something very strange is going on around Pluto. The icy world that sits some 3.6 billion miles from the sun appears to be emitting x-rays—high energy radiation associated with gases with temperatures of a million degrees. That makes Pluto the furthest known x-ray source in our solar system. If confirmed, the finding could reshape our understanding of the dwarf planet’s atmosphere.
After another long day of chasing down potential investors, venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton was ready for bed. The only problem was, she had no idea where she would sleep.
New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman is investigating ExxonMobil XOM -1.23% accounting practices and why the oil major hasn’t written down the value of its assets in the wake of a slump in oil prices, a person familiar with the matter said.
Tesla has been selected to build the largest lithium-ion battery solution in the world near Los Angeles. It will “hold enough energy to power more than 2,500 households for a day or charge 1,000 Tesla vehicles,” the company says.