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September 2019 Current Events: Science and Technology News

Updated September 7, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for September 2019:

  1. Facebook Faces Another Investigation
  2. Measurements for Interstellar Comet
  3. Kik to Shut Down
  4. Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica

Facebook Faces Another Investigation

Facebook

On September 6, it was announced that Facebook is under another investigation. The investigation is in regards to whether or not the company put users at risk. Various states are a part of this investigation. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Martin Meissner

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Measurements for Interstellar Comet

Comet

On September 17, astronomers got even closer to obtaining measurements of a potential interstellar comet. These measurements will help scientists understand the chemical makeup of the comet. This is only the second interstellar object discovered. (BBC)

Photo Source: NASA/ESA/K. Meech, J. Kleyna - University of Hawaii/O. Hainaut - European Southern Observatory via AP

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Kik to Shut Down

Kik Messenger

On September 24, Kik Messenger App announced its plans to shut down. Despite having millions of users worldwide, the company has stated it will shut down Kik in order to focus its attention on Kin, a new cryptocurrency facing legal troubles. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file

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Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica

Antarctica

On September 30, a 315-billion tonne iceberg broke off the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica. This is the biggest iceberg in 50 years. (BBC)

Photo Source: Chris Larsen/NASA via AP

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