Top 10 Biggest Events of the Year 2020We’re just barely over 2 weeks into 2020 and a lot has already happened, so in this list, I’ll be going over those things.
The Top Ten
I thought hundreds of new planets were discovered every year is there something that makes this one particularly important? - Powell
In 2019, when Wolf Cukier finished his junior year at Scarsdale High School in New York, he joined NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, as a summer intern. His job was to examine variations in star brightness captured by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and uploaded to the Planet Hunters TESS citizen science project.
Shortly into his time with NASA, the 17 year old discovered what he originally thought was a stellar eclipse, but it turned out to be a planet. The planet is known as TOI 700 d, and it is the first planet to have 2 suns.
Source: https://www.google.ca/amp/s/exoplanets.nasa.gov/news/1619/discovery-alert-high-school-student-finds-a-world-with-two-suns.amp - 3DG20
On January 7, 2020, Neil Peart, best known as the drummer for the Canadian rock band Rush, passed away from cancer at age 67. - 3DG20
This sucks. Windows 7 was a good Windows. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo
When Vine was launched, it gained a lot of usage from millions. It was an app with 6 second looping videos. Unfortunately Twitter killed it off after 4 years. TikTok (which has 15-60 second looping videos) seemed to try replacing it though it failed at that. Thankfully the original creator practically brought it back with Byte, a new app with looping videos also 6 seconds long & has monetization which is a key part to why a lack of led to Vine shutting down. R.I.P. Vine 2013-2017 & welcome back (Byte). - SamanthaRosie
The Super Bowl LIV was the 54th super bowl game ever. It was held in Miami, Florida, & it was a game of the San Francisco 49ers & the Kansas City Chiefs. Yet Kansas won for the 1st time in 50 YEARS! What a moment of a generation! - SamanthaRosie
Crazy how he lived to 103! RIP Kirk Douglas. - 3DG20
Raphaël Coleman was known for playing Eric Brown on Nanny McPhee & was a global climate activist. He entertained children, families & inspired the world to make it better. He died suddenly after collapsing during his run. He was 25. R.I.P. Raphaël Coleman 1994-2020. - SamanthaRosie
The leader who helped the black community business in South Africa, Richard Maponya, has died after a brief illness. He was 99. R.I.P. Richard Maponya 1921-2020. - SamanthaRosie
Basketball player Kobe Bryant has reportedly died from a helicopter crash at the age of 41. - 3DG20
The legendary athlete & greatest member of the Lakers, Kobe Bryant, passed away after a helicopter crash in SoCal. He was only 41. His daughter also died in the incident at only 13. The most shocking death of a good person in 2020 & among the most shocking for all of sports & especially basketball. R.I.P. Kobe Bryant (& his daughter) 1978-2020. - SamanthaRosie