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Biggest meteor shower of the season

This year is going to be particularly hard to spot the meteor shower: The light from the waning moon will probably wash out the fainter meteors , according to NASA Meteor Watch, and a lot of the US will be looking at the sky through significant cloud coverage.

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How To Watch This Week's Orionid Meteor Shower In Australia

If skygazers are unable to see the Orionids , a more notable meteor shower, the Geminids, will occur in December of 2016. They will appear in all parts of the sky. However the shower will be visible until November 7, but it is expected to peak tonight and before dawn on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22. October is a special month for astronomy lovers, because around this time every year, Earth passed through the tail of debris left behind by three different comets .

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How To Watch This Week's Orionid Meteor Shower In Australia

If skygazers are unable to see the Orionids , a more notable meteor shower, the Geminids, will occur in December of 2016. They will appear in all parts of the sky. However the shower will be visible until November 7, but it is expected to peak tonight and before dawn on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22. October is a special month for astronomy lovers, because around this time every year, Earth passed through the tail of debris left behind by three different comets .

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Halley's Comet makes rare appearance bringing Orionid meteor showers

With the onset of autumn and cooler weather, get ready for the first of a series of great meteor showers: The annual Orionid meteor shower will reach its peak later this week and into early next week. The Orionids meteor shower , also known as debris from Halley's Comet , will be visible Thursday night with up to 20 shooting stars per hour. Originally these meteors were actually meteoroids and were formed from the nucleus or rocky core of the Halley's Comet .

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Orionid Meteor Shower 2016

Skygazers in Gloucestershire are preparing for a rare meteor shower set to light up the skies tomorrow. Currently, Orion appears ahead of us in Earth's journey around the sun and does not completely rise above the eastern horizon until after 11:30 p.m.

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Orionid Meteor Shower 2016

Skygazers in Gloucestershire are preparing for a rare meteor shower set to light up the skies tomorrow. Currently, Orion appears ahead of us in Earth's journey around the sun and does not completely rise above the eastern horizon until after 11:30 p.m.

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How To Watch Halley's Comet Debris Light Up The Night Sky

The meteors are debris from Halley's comet , and "are known for being bright and quick", NASA says. Rates can reach 30 meteors per hour, and occasionally more. Meteor showers are simply debris from comets and the Orionids are thought to come from debris from Comet 1P/ Halley. The Orionids are known to be bright and fast moving.

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Prepare for a meteor shower you may have never heard of

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which typically arrives in early May, is also thought to originate from debris from Halley's Comet . According to Space.com, peak visibility for the shower would have been October 21, but it will be offset by the glare of the waning gibbous moon .

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ESA probe TOUCHES DOWN on surface of Mars

Launched March 14, ExoMars 2016 is a two-part mission to put a satellite into orbit around Mars while also sending a lander down to its surface. The ESOC specialists are trying to confirm contact with the Schiaparelli module, which entered the Martian atmosphere some 107 minutes after TGO started its own orbit insertion maneuver.

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Samsung Elec to compensate Galaxy Note 7 parts suppliers

Samsung then issued "safe" replacement phones to customers who traded in their potentially unsafe handsets, but they too began to explode. The company did not say how much it expected to pay out, but said it would "determine the inventory levels for the partner companies and carry out compensation quickly".

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MacBook OLED trackpad could be called the 'Magic Toolbar'

According to information rounded up by Brian Conroy at The Trademark Ninja (via The Next Web ), a trademark filed by a company called "Presto Apps America LLC" for a device dubbed the "Magic Toolbar" could be Apple's name for the touch bar panel on its new MacBook Pro line.

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New Razer Blade Pro laptop has a 4K touchscreen, mechanical keyboard

Also notable is the Blade Pro's USB Type-C port on its right side, doubling as a Thunderbolt 3 jack and supporting high bandwidth of up to 40 Gbps. But the Razer Blade Pro is also one of the most expensive laptops to date: It'll sell for $3699 when it goes on sale in November.

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European Lander Starts Descent to Mars

Once on the surface, it will take images of Mars and conduct scientific measurements, but its main goal is to test technology for a future European Mars rover. The Opportunity rover spent more than two years studying nearby Victoria Crater, below, then drove to Endeavor Crater. After the deployment of Schiaparelli , the TGO will receive information about the Martian surface and facilitate its transmission to Earth.

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PolitiFact: Clinton claim about Paul Ryan

He began the day with a series of shots - taken over Twitter - at Ryan, saying it's hard to do well when the speaker isn't supportive. And they're on there, 'I never heard language like this, I never heard anyone talk like this.' Listen, the language is bad.

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Android 7.1 developer preview rolls out to Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P

While the Pixel phones already have a finished version of Android 7 .1, Google calls this Nexus release " beta quality ". With the launch of an entirely new Pixel smartphone lineup, Google also unveiled the redesigned Pixel launcher app and wallpapers picker.

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Tesla adds full self-driving hardware to entire production lineup

Musk said the existing Teslas would still operate safely on Autopilot . As previously outlined, Tesla has ramped up the reliance on radar technology, along with no less than 12 ultrasonic sensors in place along with eight 360-degree cameras providing up to 250 metres of range.

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Galaxy Note 7 owners are angry Samsung is refusing to pay compensation

Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge, another popular Note 7 replacement option, is also seeing some delays at the carrier, with the 32GB platinum version not shipping until late October or early November. I bet they'll postpone the date with at least a week, if not more. Testing phone batteries has been on the spotlight in the USA since the battery issue with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 started where phone batteries exploded and the company announced a recall on the unit.

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Wayne Rooney: 'Fantastic' Manchester United squad ready to challenge for title

It was interesting to hear criticism in some quarters of United's approach at Liverpool from the same people that expected the in-form Merseysiders to blitz the visitors from the outset and rack up a convincing win. Going into the game, the onus was placed firmly on the home side. "At times it will be killing games and nullifying the opposition". This was a chance to lay a marker, to distance themselves from those squabbling around them.

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Fate of ESA's Schiaparelli Mars lander unknown

Scientists at the European Space Agency downplayed the likely loss of its Mars lander, saying Thursday that a wealth of data sent back by the experimental probe would help them prepare for a future mission to the red planet. EDT. But several hours after the lander was supposed to have touched down at 1448 GMT, there was no firm word on its fate. This included the deceleration through the atmosphere, and the parachute and heat shield deployment, for example.

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NBA Commits to Broadcast VR Games Every Week

But according to Jeff Marsilio, the NBA's vice president of global media distribution, the league decided to make a commitment to regularly scheduled VR games this year in spite of the relatively small potential audience to learn more about the fledgling medium and generate buzz with consumers.

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Hyundai recalls midsize cars; sunroofs can fly into traffic

A company investigation found that the detachments stemmed from a problem with the wind deflector attached to the front of the sunroof created to reduce noise. Hyundai said it first began investigating the matter in March after receiving the initial complaint. There have been no reports of accidents as a result of the sunroof problems.

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Cargo and Crew Ships Racing Toward Station

Eight minutes and 45 seconds after liftoff, the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft was released from the booster's upper stage to fly on its own and a few moments after that, its two solar panels and antennas unfolded as planned. "We were just getting ready to launch", Kimbrough recalled. Three new crew members are en route to the International Space Station after blasting off from Kazakhstan this morning.

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Markets Right Now: Stocks move slightly higher

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI was down 35.23 points, or 0.19 percent, at 18,167.39. USA stock index futures gave up early gains and set Wall Street up to open slightly lower on Thursday as tepid earnings reports and economic data as well as drop in oil prices tempered enthusiasm.

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Tesla Rolls Out New Self-Driving Hardware with Better Eyesight

But when will full autonomy be available, and how will the cars operate until then? Musk says retrofitting the tech to an existing Tesla is more costly than buying a new auto. Before it is activated, the company will need to rigorously calibrate and test the system using "millions of miles of real-world driving". Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on their own when regulations allow the technology to ...

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Rajnath Singh assures safe release of 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'

Retired Supreme Court Judge Justice Markandey Katju dove into another controversy after targeting the Maharasthra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for their demand to ban Pakistani artistes performing in India. "That is something I feel that the government of today should have zero tolerance towards, violence". He vowed to not cast Pakistani actors again in his movie but implored people to watch his latest movie as the livelihood of more than 300 people depended on it.

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I will totally accept the results of this election if I win

OK?" The stance threatens to cast doubt on one of the fundamental principles of American politics - the peaceful, undisputed transfer of power from one president to a successor who is recognized as legitimate after winning an election. The showdown began in a more civil and calm way than the two previous debates, in which Trump and Clinton repeatedly flung sharp, bitter jabs at one another.

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Netflix Shares Soar in Worldwide Subscriptions Boom

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $98.81 and a 200 day moving average price of $96.40. The $43.82 billion company is set to announce its Q3 earnings, which might help in increasing investor confidence, should the numbers be good.

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Seven Packers ruled out vs. Bears

After releasing their injury reports on Wednesday for tomorrow's Thursday Night Football game, the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will likely have a hard time fielding 46 players each for the game. "He's definitely a talented, young player", says Packers coach Mike McCarthy. That's a lot of people to get up to speed before Sunday's game against New Orleans.

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Samsung in talks with LG Chem for new smartphone batteries: Nikkei

He called them back as he did not receive any response and emailed the photos of the burnt phone. Because of that, many are curious about how they will continue the line. A month after the fire, Hartzog is still negotiating with Samsung , who are now paying for a temporary condo for the family. "For now, everything is up in the air about what Samsung will do to recover from the recent fiasco involving the Note 7, but it will certainly make changes to its current marketing strategy and ...

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Eddie Lacy reportedly needs foot surgery; Packers place RB on IR

General manager Ted Thompson made a rare in-season trade Tuesday. All of which leaves the Packers with Davis, who had 14 carries for 58 yards against the Packers in the preseason finale on September 1 in Kansas City, and practice-squad running back Don Jackson, who wasn't even in camp with the team , just 48 hours before game-time.

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ExoMars lander may have crashed on Mars after parachute and retrorocket problems

The ExoMars mission as a whole is tasked with figuring out whether Mars now plays host to life or did in the past by sniffing out the planet's thin atmosphere for trace gasses that could indicate biological or geological signatures. It consists of two spacecrafts: a landing vehicle and an orbiting vehicle. The Agency says that if the lander touched down successfully, it should have enough battery power to continue functioning for three to ten days.

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What do Analysts Say about: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG)

Smith Asset Management Group LP boosted its stake in shares of Contango Oil & Gas Co.by 69.1% in the second quarter. They issued a buy rating and a $30.00 price target for the company. EPS in next five year years is expected to touch 54.30% while EPS growth in past 5 year was -25.60% along with sales growth of 9.50% in the last five years.

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Intel's $1.4B antitrust verdict should be reviewed, top EU judge says

The company paid the €1.06 billion (then US$1.4 billion) fine in 2009 after the European Commission found it guilty of abusing its dominant position in the market for x86 processors . "That is because a decision on the merits hinges upon the examination of all the circumstances of the case" and of "the actual or potential effect of Intel's conduct on competition" in the EU.

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UN fears more cholera in Haiti after storm, says protests slowing relief

Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday outlined a Hurricane Matthew recovery effort that will look for ways to avoid repeated flooding in hard-hit communities such as Princeville in Edgecombe County, which was entirely submerged after Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and again this year.

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Scientists in Europe downplay likely loss of Mars lander

The agency is confident it will get to the bottom of what happened based on the data that the probe sent before losing contact, although that is likely to take several days to analyse. An artist's impression of the Schiaparelli module on Mars . If you have a very thick atmosphere, it naturally slows you down. The data are equivalent to about 400,000 pages of information for scientists to sift through.


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