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301 And 262-Foot NEOs Will Closely Approach Earth On Wednesday

KEY POINTS

  • Two giant asteroids will pass Earth on Oct. 14
  • Both 2020TD and 2020TU2 have not been included in the ESA’s Risk List
  • 2020TO2 will make its next close approach two years from now

Two giant near-Earth asteroids will make their closest approach this Wednesday with Earth, with each about four times the size of The Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt.

Asteroids 2020TD and 2020TU2 are on currently on their way to zip by the Earth on Oct. 14, Wednesday. The first of the two to pass by is 2020TD  at 10:14 a.m. EDT. Considered an Apollo asteroid, this near-Earth asteroid has an earth-crossing orbit.  At a certain point, its orbit makes contact with that of the Earth’s, making the chances of a possible impact between the two significantly higher. According to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, 2020TD will have a diameter of about 262 feet (80

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Technology-heavy Nasdaq flirts with breaking closely watched bullish trend line in Friday stock-market rout

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The Nasdaq Composite Index (COMP) was seeing losses accelerate early Friday, putting the technology-heavy index closer to breaching a short-term bullish trend line for the benchmark. The Nasdaq, at last check, was trading at 10,916, off 549 points, for a decline of nearly 4.7%, extending two days of losses, which have put the equity gauge within striking distance of falling beneath its 50-day moving average at 10,858.73. Market technicians and chart watchers use 50-day and 200-day moving averages to track the short-term and long-term trends in an asset. The moves for the Nasdaq Composite come as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was off 450 points, or 1.6%, at 27,851 and the S&P 500 index (SPX) was trading 2.4% lower at 3,370. On Thursday, the Dow ended with a loss of 807.77 points, or 2.8%, at 28,292.73, after dropping more than 1,000 points at its session low. The

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Apple-Epic row being closely watched by German antitrust chief

By Douglas Busvine

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s antitrust watchdog is following closely a legal row over Apple’s App Store payment terms, saying on Wednesday it could in principle open a national inquiry.

Apple dropped Epic Games after a dispute in which the ‘Fortnite’ creator alleged that the iPhone maker’s in-app payment terms constitute a monopoly.

“This has most certainly attracted our interest,” said Andreas Mundt, head of the Federal Cartel Office. “We are at the beginning, but we are looking at this very closely.”

Apple, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment, ditched Epic after it implemented a feature to let iPhone users make in-app purchases directly, rather than with Apple’s system, which charges a 30% fee.

Mundt told an online briefing that Apple’s App Store and the Play Store that serves smartphones running on Google’s Android operating system represented an “interesting habitat because they are the

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