9.19 things you missed due to midterms
#1 The Islamic State is joined by Boko Haram
ISIS accepted the African group’s pledge of allegiance. This comes just as the Nigerian army, foreign mercenaries, and a regional alliance have been taking back land gained by Boko Haram. The video of the Islamic State’s acceptance has yet to be verified.
#2 NASA launches MMS
Last night, NASA launched the Magnetosphere Multiscale Mission. The $1.1 billion project is set up to study magnetic reconnection. The launch consists of four satellites that fly in a pyramid shape. The results from this launch could help scientists discover how energy from magnetic fields is transferred into kinetic energy and heat.