FACTS OF THE DAY

18 October 2017

Google Maps are now available for Mercury, Venus, Pluto, three of Jupiter’s moons and six of Saturn’s moons.

newatlas.com

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Hurricane Ophelia was the 10th hurricane to form in the Atlantic in ten weeks – only the 4th time since records began that there have been 10 in the same year.

qz.com

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There has never been a year in which 11 Atlantic hurricanes have been recorded.

qz.com

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Palladium, the chemical element sought after for use in catalytic converters, is now more expensive than gold.

qz.com

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The Facebook secession page, ‘Heart of Texas’, outranking the pages for the state’s Republicans and Democrats combined, was run by the Russians.

washingtonpost.com

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A teaspoonful of neutron star would weigh about the same as the whole of Mount Everest.

northwestern.edu

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