Woman wakes up to hole in roof and space rock on pillow
- Hamilton said she called a nearby construction company to find out if any blasting work was on. But the answer was no.
- “I was shaking and scared when it happened, I thought someone had jumped in or it was a gun or something. It’s almost a relief when we realised it could only have fallen out of the sky,” she said.
- Hamilton, who had a close shave with the meteor, was not injured. She has already kept the rock as a memento at her house.
When you wake up to a hole in your roof and a rock on your pillow, you know you are not living in a safe zone. But British Columbia in Canada is not known to be a particularly unsafe place where residents have to save their houses and heads from falling rocks.
But such a thing has happened.
Ruth Hamilton, of Golden, was deep asleep in her bed when a huge rock tore through the roof and landed on her pillow. Awoken by the crash, She reluctantly began to inspect the debris coating her face and bed.
Unsurprisingly, she was confused about the experience and had no clue that a meteor had crashed through her roof.
Hamilton saw the rock sitting on her pillow and called 911 for help. And when an officer responded to the call, he quickly realised the rock crash wasn’t due to ongoing construction or blast at the Kicking Horse Canyon.
Hamilton said she called a nearby construction company to find out if any blasting work was on. But the answer was no.
“We called the Canyon project to see if they were doing any blasting and they weren’t, but they did say they had seen a bright light in the sky that had exploded and caused some booms,” Hamilton told Castlegar News.
“I was shaking and scared when it happened, I thought someone had jumped in or it was a gun or something. It’s almost a relief when we realised it could only have fallen out of the sky,” she added.
Hamilton, who had a close shave with the meteor, was not injured. She has already kept the rock as a memento at her house.
Last year, Joshua Hutagalung of North Sumatra, Indonesia got richer by $1.8 million after a meteorite crashed through the roof of his house.
He was able to bag such a huge amount because the meteor was 2.1 kilograms and a very rare kind, according to experts.
The meteor was classified as CM1/2 carbonaceous Chondrite, an extremely rare variety. Each gram of the meteorite is worth $853
Russian actor and director making first movie in space return to Earth after 12-day mission
A Russian actor and a film director making the first move film in space returned to Earth on Sunday after spending 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS).
The Soyuz MS-18 Space capsule carrying Russian ISS crew member Oleg Novitskiy, Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko landed in a remote area outside the western Kazakhstan at 07:35 a.m. (0435 GMT), the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.
The crew had dedocked from the ISS three hours earlier.
Russian State TV footage showed the reentry capsule descending under its parachute above the vast Kazakh steppe, followed by ground personnel assisting the smiling crew as they emerged from the capsule.
However, Peresild, who is best known for her role in the 2015 film “Battle for Sevastopol”, said she had been sorry to leave the ISS.
“I’m in a bit of a sad mood today,” the 37-year-old actor told Russian Channel One after the landing.
“That’s because it had seemed that 12 days was such a long period of time, but when it was all over, I didn’t want to bid farewell,” she said.
Last week 90-year-old U.S. actor William Shatner – Captain James Kirk of “Star Trek” fame – became the oldest person in space aboard a rocketship flown by billionaire Jeff Bezos’s company Blue Origin.
Peresild and Shipenko have been sent to Russian Star City, the home of Russia’s space programme on the outskirts of Moscow for their post-flight recovery which will take about a week, Roscosmos said.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)
Health Canada recalls BC cannabis product due to powdery mildew contamination – Aldergrove Star – Aldergrove Star
Health Canada and Joint Venture Craft Cannabis have issued a recall notice on a B.C.-based cannabis product due to contamination from powdery mildew.
The recall affects a batch of Bud Coast–Saltspring OG Shark dried cannabis in 3.5 gram units distributed by the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch. According to Health Canada’s recall notice, 1,071 units were sold between Sept. 22 and Oct. 7
“The affected product may contain powdery mildew. In certain individuals, exposure may result in allergic symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, wheezing, runny nose or nasal congestion, and watery or itchy eyes,” the notice reads.
Anyone who may have purchased the contaminated cannabis should stop using the product immediately and return the product to the retailer where they purchased it.
Exposure to mouldy cannabis products can cause temporary adverse health consequences, but neither Health Canada nor Joint Venture have received any adverse reaction reports about the recalled cannabis.
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NASA launches first space probe to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroids – Ottawa Citizen
NASA is poised to send Lucy, its first spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, to glean new insights into the solar system’s formation 4.5 billion years ago, says the space agency
NASA launched a first-of-its kind mission on Saturday to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, two large clusters of space rocks that scientists believe are remnants of primordial material that formed the solar system’s outer planets.
The space probe, dubbed Lucy and packed inside a special cargo capsule, lifted off on schedule from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 5:34 a.m. EDT (0934 GMT), NASA said. It was carried aloft by an Atlas V rocket from United Launch Alliance (UAL), a joint venture of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp.
Lucy’s mission is a 12-year expedition to study a record number of asteroids. It will be the first to explore the Trojans, thousands of rocky objects orbiting the sun in two swarms – one ahead of the path of giant gas planet Jupiter and one behind it.
The largest known Trojan asteroids, named for the warriors of Greek mythology, are believed to measure as much as 225 kilometers (140 miles) in diameter.
Scientists hope Lucy’s close-up fly-by of seven Trojans will yield new clues to how the solar system’s planets came to be formed some 4.5 billion years ago and what shaped their present configuration.
Believed to be rich in carbon compounds, the asteroids may even provide new insights into the origin of organic materials and life on Earth, NASA said.
“The Trojan asteroids are leftovers from the early days of our solar system, effectively the fossils of planet formation,” principal mission investigator Harold Levison of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, was quoted by NASA as saying.
No other single science mission has been designed to visit as many different objects independently orbiting the sun in the history of space exploration, NASA said.
As well as the Trojans, Lucy will do a fly-by of an asteroid in the solar system’s main asteroid belt, called DonaldJohanson in honor of the lead discoverer of the fossilized human ancestor known as Lucy, from which the NASA mission takes its name. The Lucy fossil, unearthed in Ethiopia in 1974, was in turn named for the Beatles hit “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”
Lucy the asteroid probe will make spaceflight history in another way. Following a route that circles back to Earth three times for gravitational assists, it will be the first spacecraft ever to return to Earth’s vicinity from the outer solar system, according to NASA.
The probe will use rocket thrusters to maneuver in space and two rounded solar arrays, each the width of a school bus, to recharge batteries that will power the instruments contained in the much smaller central body of the spacecraft.
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