Hot & Not
When science is cool, it’s really cool. European spacecraft Rosetta caught up with a comet this week. It will attach a probe to 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko – Chury to its friends – and gather data from its surface. This will offer a peek into what reports call a kind of “astronomical time capsule” to see what things were like when our solar system was born. Lending money to poor people at high interest rates is bad enough. Springing one of the biggest shockers in South Africa’s corporate history is not hot either. Not long ago, African Bank’s management indicated it was at rock bottom. Almost R10 billion got burnt this week once the extent of its problems became clear.