Jupiter’s moon count reaches 79, including tiny ‘oddball’
Scientists have discovered dozens of small moons circling the planet Jupiter, bringing the total to 79 and making Jupiter the planet with the most moons in the solar system. The moons were difficult to spot earlier because of their tiny size. They are about one to two kilometers (miles) across, and astronomer Gareth Williams thinks there are more small moons to be found. One of the moons, named Valetudo, has an unusual orbit that circles in the opposite direction of the planet’s rotation.
Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct
Four former wrestlers are suing Ohio State University officials for ignoring repeated complaints against the now-dead team doctor who they claim sexually assaulted and harassed them back in the 1980s and 1990s. The team doctor, Richard Strauss, killed himself after retiring from the university, as “a prolific sexual predator” who might have assaulted 1,500 or more male students at Ohio State. The two wrestlers met with former Athletic Director Andy Geiger to report Strauss, but Geiger claims he does not remember the meeting or complaints. Former wrestling coach Russ Hellickson also denies knowing about any abuse from Strauss.
Goldman’s Blankfein to retire as CEO, Solomon to take over
After 12 years as the CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein is retiring and will be replaced by David Solomon, a long-time Goldman executive. Solomon is said to take Blankfein’s role as CEO starting Oct. 1, and will become chairman of Goldman in 2019.
Bryce Harper, right fielder for the Washington Nationals, is trending on Twitter after winning the Home Run Derby. He’s the first left-handed hitter to win the Home Run Derby since Prince Fielder in 2012, and has become the first player in Nationals/Expos history to win.
Bryce Harper switched into BEAST MODE for the last 30 seconds of his final round! #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/0va6KsWadb— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 17, 2018
Former New York GOP leader Dean Skelos is trending on Twitter and he and his son Adam were found guilty of bribery, extortion and conspiracy. Skelos was once of the most powerful political figures in New York State. The two were convicted after using his office to pressure businessmen into giving jobs to his son.
A federal court jury has convicted former Republican Senate leader and LI power broker Dean Skelos in the retrial of charges that he used his official power to corruptly secure work for his son, Adam.https://t.co/Z25NMbELDM— Newsday (@Newsday) July 17, 2018