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Mars will burn bright in the sky tonight as it reaches opposition

Ultra realisic 3d rendering of Mars and Milky way in the backround. Image uses large 46k textures for detailed appereance of the planet surface. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.
Mars will burn brightly in the sky as it reaches opposition (Getty/NASA)

Mars will shine in the sky on Tuesday night as the planet lines up with Earth, looking big and bright as it reaches “opposition”.

Every 26 months, the two planets move close together, until Earth lines up with Mars on the same side of the sun. 

Tuesday night sees the moment of opposition, with the planets lining up at just after 11pm. 

At that point, Mars should be visible to the south east from the UK, astrophotographer Damian Peach told the BBC. 

Peach said, “Even at nine or 10 o’clock in the evening, you’ll easily see it over in the southeast. You can’t miss it, it’s the brightest star-like object in that part of the sky.”

The Red Planet actually made its closest approach to our planet on 6 October, when it was 38,586,816 miles away from Earth

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Mars will appear especially bright Tuesday night, at opposition with the sun

Opposition describes the occasion marked by the sun, Earth and Mars all lining up perfectly. Earth is in the middle, so the sun is on one side while Mars is on the other. That means Mars will be at the opposite point in the sky, above the horizon after the sun has set.

It also means Mars will appear fully illuminated from the vantage point of Earth-dwellers, causing it to appear especially bright.

Where to look

Mars was closest to Earth a week ago on Oct. 6, in fact the closest in 15 years, but appears more brilliant Tuesday night. That’s because it’s in a better position to reflect more sunlight back at us. Last week, it was doing so at a slanted angle, acutely diminishing its apparent magnitude.

If you’re looking to catch Mars at its most effulgent, all you have to do is look east an hour or

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Lighting technologies will deliver a bright augmented-reality future (MAGAZINE)

Augmented reality (AR) can bring people together…without actually bringing them together. As we know, in the age of COVID-19 and social distancing, that’s more valuable than ever. So it’s not surprising that AR is enjoying something of a resurgence today.

Indeed, there are strong tailwinds pushing the technology forward along with virtual reality (VR), and AR will play an increasingly important role in both our professional and personal lives in the future. I predict the adoption rate will soar over the next decade and that the technology will ultimately reach mass adoption.

In the near term, the global AR/VR market is expected to grow by $125 billion in the period 20202024, according to research firm Technavio. This growth is being fueled by several key trends, including more people working from home, increased online shopping, and the migration of corporate meetings and events from the physical to the virtual

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Bright Pattern Boasts Record Financial Growth, New Customer Acquisition, and Technology Leadership

  • Record bookings growth rate of over 100% year-over-year driven by new customer acquisition, new partners, and distribution channels including the largest master agent in North America
  • Top rated cloud contact center by industry analyst Omdia (formerly Ovum) ranking #1 for Platform Functionality, Reliability, and Interoperability in 2020
  • Highest rated cloud contact center by customers
  • Highest ROI and Fastest Time to Deploy of all CCaaS providers based on G2 customer reviews with a deployment time less than half the industry average (1.6 months) and an ROI payback period two times better than the industry average.
  • Highest availability in the industry recently measured at 99.999%+ for the last 12 months.

Frost & Sullivan Industry Director Nancy Jamison noted, “Companies looking at emerging channels, omnichannel, and AI would do well to look at Bright Pattern…All channels are native to the platform, enabling true omnichannel conversations and omnichannel quality management.” Bright Pattern also placed

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Bright Prospects of Zoom and WIMI’s Real-Time Hologram AR Technology in Remote Video Conferencing

Video conferencing software developer Zoom was undoubtedly the big winner during the COVID-19 epidemic. Its share price has risen by 569% this year, and its market value has risen to $129 billion. This means that the market value of the company which has only been established for only nine years, has surpassed that of IBM, the veteran tech giant, and twice as much as VMware, the cloud software developer.

Not long ago, Zoom demonstrated its new augmented reality features. Users can now join the 3D virtual scenes and view the virtual scenes without special hardware, but the presenter must wear an AR HMD. The Zoom augmented reality function will only support Meta at first and will support more devices in the future.

As 5G technology pave the way for the continuous development of AR/VR technology, its data transmission, and screen display effects will be greatly improved. As the data flow

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Bright Prospects of Zoom and WIMI’s Real-Time Hologram AR Technology in Remote Video Conferencing

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Sep 28, 2020 (AB Digital via COMTEX) —
Video conferencing software developer Zoom was undoubtedly the big winner during the COVID-19 epidemic. Its share price has risen by 569% this year, and its market value has risen to $129 billion. This means that the market value of the company which has only been established for only nine years, has surpassed that of IBM, the veteran tech giant, and twice as much as VMware, the cloud software developer.

Not long ago, Zoom demonstrated its new augmented reality features. Users can now join the 3D virtual scenes and view the virtual scenes without special hardware, but the presenter must wear an AR HMD. The Zoom augmented reality function will only support Meta at first and will support more devices in the future.

As 5G technology pave the way for

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What’s That Really Bright ‘Star’ In The Night Sky? You Have Three Choices

Go outside after dark this month and you will see a bright “star” in the night sky.  

What is it? The North Star? Absolutely not—the North Star (also called Polaris) is actually the 48th brightest star in the sky. The Dog Star? No, that’s Sirius, which isn’t easily visible at this time of year. In fact, there aren’t any really bright stars visible right now. 

So what is it?

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Could it be a planet? Almost certainly. Exactly what you’re seeing depends on in what direction you’re looking in the night sky, and when. However, if you’ve noticed an object shining very brightly, it’s very likely to be a planet. 

Here’s how to identify exactly what that bright object you keep seeing actually is: 

What’s the ‘star’ shining brightly

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Bright rocks on Ryugu reveal the asteroid’s violent past



a close up of a crater: Ryugu is approximately 0.6 miles wide and weighs 450 million tons.


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Ryugu is approximately 0.6 miles wide and weighs 450 million tons.

Asteroid Ryugu was somewhat of a mystery when astronomers first spotted it back in 1999. But we now know that the spinning-top-shaped body floating some 217 million miles from Earth is a loose assemblage of fragments from a collision between two asteroids held together by their aggregate gravity. Scientists estimate Ryugu formed between 10 million to 20 million years ago—practically yesterday in cosmic time, but how the asteroid came to be has remained largely unknown. Now, new research lays bare Ryugu’s recent violent past.



a close up of a crater: Ryugu is approximately 0.6 miles wide and weighs 450 million tons.


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Ryugu is approximately 0.6 miles wide and weighs 450 million tons.

To uncover secrets about this rubble-pile asteroid, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) dispatched the fridge-sized spacecraft Hayabusa2 to Ryugu. For the study, published Monday in Nature Astronomy, scientists used

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Future of CGM Technology Looks Bright

Individuals with diabetes, whether its type 1 or type 2, must check their blood sugar regularly to keep that and their A1c levels monitored and under control.

Some patients test once a day, some more than 6 times a day. Pricking their fingers many times, can present a challenge for patients. Some have issues with compliance and remembering to test, some are scared of the pain from finger pricking, and others have trouble arranging their daily activities and chores around testing their blood sugar levels and managing the disease.

In recent years, many improvements have occurred in terms of testing blood sugars. It started in the 1800s when there were attempts to quantify glucose levels in the urine. This created the basis for testing blood sugars for patients with diabetes. In 1908, for the first time, the Benedict urine glucose copper reagent was developed, becoming the go-to test for next

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Peloton’s Future Looks Bright

Late last week, Peloton reported better-than-expected earnings with its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings release. Revenues were $607.1 million exceeding expectations of $582.5 million while earnings per share were $0.27, beating expectations of $0.10 per share. After experiencing an impressive quarter, with sales growing 172%, Peloton management held a two hour virtual analyst day to discuss their positive outlook for the future.

Peloton’s expectation of continued success into the next quarter can be attributed to their belief that the total addressable market has grown from 14 million households at the time of their IPO to 20 million households. Market penetration has increased from 4% to 7% in that same time frame. Peloton management also acknowledges that if prices for products were sub $1000, the size of their addressable market could see more expansion.

Another sign of positivity for Peloton’s future is the opening of their Shin Ji factory in December. Since the

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