GAME OF THRONES' SECRET WEAPON
The final season of Game of Thrones is scheduled to air this spring and producers of the show went to great lengths during filming to keep spoilers to a minimum.
They shot alternate endings. They gave cast members self-destructing scripts. And, they also used a secret weapon to shoot down drones trying to peek at the action while cameras were rolling.
They actually had a rifle-like device capable of shooting down drones within a half-mile radius.
In the coming months, we’ll see how successful all these tactics were at keeping the secrets of the show under wraps. (Entertainment Weekly)
Own a piece of the moon, it ain't cheap!
A 12-pound lunar meteorite discovered in Northwest Africa last year is up for auction by Boston-based RR Auction and could sell for $500,000 or more during online bidding that runs from Thursday until Oct. 18.
It is “one of the most important meteorites available for acquisition anywhere in the world today,” and one of the biggest pieces of the moon ever put up for sale, RR said.
The rock classified as NWA 11789, also known as “Buagaba,” was found last year in a remote area of Mauritania but probably plunged to Earth thousands of years ago.
The meteorite is actually composed of six fragments that fit together like a puzzle. The largest of those pieces weighs about 6 pounds.
Most lunar meteorites found are the size of a walnut or golf ball, said Geoff Notkin, star of television’s “Meteorite Men” and CEO of Aerolite Meteorites, which is selling the rock.
It is also one the few known lunar meteorites with what experts call “partial fusion crust,” caused by the tremendous heat that sears the rock as it descends through the atmosphere.
Another thing that makes it different from most meteorites is that it’s “unpaired.” Sometimes different pieces of the same meteorite are discovered at different times and those examples are known as “paired.” An “unpaired” meteorite is more desirable to collectors and perhaps more valuable to science.