Agreement. This is where the prospect of a lengthy delay plays into the thinking of some.
A long delay presents the UK, potentially, with a choice. If it is to take part in the European elections, then it must legislate to do so before April 11. In that scenario, the
EU could propose a longish delay of around two years, with a fixed end point, but with a neat get-out clause. Were the Hous
e of Commons to approve May’s Brexit deal within that period, the UK would flip out of the EU and the Article 50 ex
tension would be reincarnated as the two-year transition, as per the current Withdrawal Agreement.
If that all sounds a little fiddly, here it is in simpler language. UK lawmakers would be presented with a choice of voti
ng to leave the EU with a deal that they may not love, or remain as a full member state and what that leads to is any
one’s guess: A general election, another referendum — take your pick of undesirable outcomes.
All of this was complicated further on Monday, when the Speaker of the House of Commons lobbed in a constitutional hand g
renade. John Bercow pronounced that Theresa May could not bring her Brexit deal back for a new vote in Parl
iament without the question being asked sufficiently differently from the one defeated last week.
after he tweeted in August that he had secured funding to take the company private. It was eventually revealed that while
he’d spoken with investors, he hadn’t secured anything. The SEC said the tweet was “false and misleading.”
The settlement allowed Musk to stay on as CEO, but he had to give up his role as chair
man of Tesla. He and Tesla were fined a total of $40 million, which Musk paid himself.
The US District Court for Southern New York, which approved
the original settlement in October, will decide whether Musk’s February 19 tweet viol
ated the deal.While you were living your life on December 18th, 2018, a giant space rock exploded 16 miles above the Ea
rth’s surface, giving off 10 times the energy of the atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima. No big deal.
The event is properly called a “fireball,” NASA’s term for “exceptionally bright meteors that are spectacular enough to to be seen over a very wide area.”
With an impact energy of 173 kilotons, December’s fireball was the second-most powerful to enter Earth’s atmosp
here in 30 years. You may recall the first — it was that huge, blinding fireball that rocked parts of Russia in 2013.
’s fireball are actually quite poetic in scale. This atomic, otherworldly force appears as a simple red blip above the clouds.
Some colour views of the #meteor that flew over the North Pacific in December 2018, taken by Japan’s #Himawari satellite.
The meteor is really clear here – bright orange fireball against the blue + white background!
But you likely didn’t know about it until now, because scientists only just noticed it.
That’s because the area where the fireball exploded, over the Bering Sea, is extremely remote.
NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer Lindley Johnson told the BBC s
uch a powerful meteor event only happens a few times every 100 years. (As a side no
te, “Planetary Defense Officer” is probably as close to a real-life “Avengers” title as you’re gonna get.)
CNN has reached out to NASA for additional comment.
In case you’re not uneasy enough about the reality that flaming extraterr
estrial objects are continuously pelting our fragile planet, they do so with alarming regularity.
NASA keeps track of most of the notable fireballs and bolides (a similar astronomical term) that reach Earth. So far in
2019, there have already been five notable fireball events. Don’t worry, though! Most are super tiny.
And if the big one ever comes along to make dinosaurs of us all, NASA’s Planetary Defense Office has our backs.