Several treasure hunters went missing while attempting to find the chest, including hunter Jeff Murphy of Batavia, Illinois. Murphy disappeared from Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 2017. Murphy had been hunting for the treasure for a few years and had been in contact with Fenn before his search. He was reported missing when he didn't check in with his wife, and his remains were found on June 9, 2017. The death was ruled accidental — Murphy is believed to have lost his footing in the mountains, resulting in a 500-foot (152-meter) fall. … [Read more...] about Fenn’s Treasure Has Been Found!
Hubble was recently retrained on NGC 6302, known as the Butterfly Nebula, to observe it across a more complete spectrum of light, helping researchers better understand the mechanics at work in its technicolor wings of gas. The star at its center is responsible for the nebula's appearance. In its death throes, it has cast off layers of gas periodically over the past couple thousand years. Space Telescope Science Institute/NASA, ESA, and J. Kastner (RIT) … [Read more...] about Hubble Hubble: Telescope Provides Stunning New Images of Two Planetary Nebulas