Daily Archives: November 27, 2017

Germans get little in reward for booking their flights early

HOW far in advance should you book a flight to get the best price? That is a question that many travellers agonise about. Yet people around the world do not respond in the same way to the incentives they are given. New data from Concur, a travel-software firm, compares flight-booking trends from five countries. Their researchers found that the penalty ...

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The first known interstellar rock gets a name

The International Astronomical Union has spoken. The first body known to have visited Earth’s solar system from interstellar space, which had been given the provisional name 1I/2017 U1, is to be called ’Oumuamua. The object, 180 metres long and 30 metres wide, was discovered on October 19th by Rob Weryk of the University of Hawaii, using Pan-STARRS 1, a telescope ...

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