OK, we’ve been dealing with a lot of heat here in Tucson lately. But let me ask you this… how cool is Tucson now?!?!
What makes Tucson so cool? How about because the University of Arizona recently discovered a new planet that is orbiting THREE suns! Holy cow Batman… seriously, how cool of a discovery is that?
Newly discovered planet has three suns
If you thought Luke Skywalker’s home planet, Tatooine, in the Star Wars saga, was a strange world with its two suns in the sky, imagine this: a planet where you’d either experience constant daylight or enjoy triple sunrises and sunsets each day, depending on the seasons, which happen to last longer than human lifetimes.
Such a world has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, using direct imaging. The planet, HD 131399Ab, is unlike any other known world — on by far the widest known orbit within a multi-star system. The discovery is published online by the journal Science. read more at astronomynow.com
Yeah, that’s pretty cool alright!
You know what else is cool? Having some top notch law enforcement right here amongst us in the FBI (among other agencies and departments). Our hats go off to them for them for their great work in a very troubling case that could have made even more of the horrible headlines we’ve all seen all too much of lately.
Arizona teen accused of threatening terror attacks in Tucson, Phoenix
An Arizona man was arrested Friday and accused of conspiring to commit terror attacks in Phoenix and Tucson, federal and state officials said.
Mahin Khan, 18, of Tucson, appeared before a Phoenix judge Saturday morning, according to the state attorney general’s office. He faces two counts of of conspiracy to commit terrorism and terrorism.
Khan was ordered held without bond in the Maricopa County jail.
Arizona Attorney General spokeswoman Mia Garcia told reporters Khan was accused of conspiring to carry out attacks on government buildings. read more at foxnews.com
OK, on a far less grim note, for those looking for something to enjoy and cool off with, here’s something to whet your whistle both literally and figuratively:
Summer Cocktail Camp is Back for Seven Sundays Starting July 17
If your host or hostess game includes making drinks that are one part bottom-shelf vodka, one part Refreshe seltzer water, or simply handing someone a beer, then it may be time to up your game. Luckily, Summer Cocktail Camp is hitting seven metro Phoenix mixologists at their home turfs starting July 17, offering two-hour classes on how to make the best craft cocktails in town.
The third annual Summer Cocktail Camp will go down every Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. until August 28 and will be held at seven different bars and restaurants around town. Participants will grab tickets, find a seat at places including Jade Bar or the Clever Koi, and partake in a cocktail-making class featuring never-before-revealed cocktail recipes. Then, it’s bottoms up. read more at phoenixnewtimes.com
So now go on out there and be cool, y’all!
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