They found a ship adrift in the Caribbean with 20 bodies – News

A group of fishermen found a boat adrift with 20 bodies inside it near a well-known tourist island in the Caribbean, on the morning of June 24.

They immediately alerted the police, who still could not deduce what happened to the crew, although from the beginning the idea of ​​a murder was ruled out.

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“My investigators are working to establish their identities and how they found their death,” said Providenciales Police Commissioner Trevor Botting.

So far, they maintain that the ship did not have Turks and Caicos as its final destination, and that it was foreign.

Turks and Caicos is a key destination for many Haitians trying to escape their country’s poverty, but it is also a place used as a transshipment point by human traffickers.

“Whatever the circumstances, this is a tragic situation in which many people have lost their lives and the thoughts and prayers of the Force are with families who have lost a loved one. We will do our best to identify them and communicate with their families, ”added Botting.

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Photographed the cloud of the ‘mystery of Betelgeuse’ – Space & Astronomy

Immortalized the cloud that between 2019 and 2020 had made the star Betelgeuse pale and made fear of its imminent explosion. The data published in the journal Nature by the group of Miguel Montarge, of the Paris Observatory, were obtained thanks to the Very Large Telescope (Vlt) of the Southern European Observatory (ESO) and confirm that the cause of that sudden pallor was the ejection of a large mass of gas which, when cooled, obscured the view of the star.

At the end of 2019, the brightness of Betelgeuse, one of the brightest stars, had suddenly dropped. A change visible even to the naked eye and the beginning of a mystery that had raised fear also the possibility that this great star, just 400 light years away and with a radius of 1,000 times that of the Sun, was entering its last phase life and was ready to explode in a supernova.


The variations in the brightness of Betelgeuse photographed by the Vlt Telescope from January 2019 to April 2020 (source: ESO / M. Montargès et al.)

The new images obtained with the powerful Vlt telescope, which is located in the Chilean Atacama desert, now confirm what had already emerged a few months ago thanks to the data of the Hubble Space Telescope: to cause that sudden decrease in brightness was a cloud of dust and gas, which had obscured the view of the star for some time.

Betelgeuse is in a phase of its life cycle in which the outermost layers expand and contract regularly. It may happen that in this process the star may lose part of the outer material, giving rise to gas bubbles that explode and release materials. Just one of these bubbles, at the end of 2019, would have expelled gas that once cooled would have condensed thus obscuring the view of the star.

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