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‘Very High Risk’ Two Large Pieces Of Space Junk Will Collide This Week

A defunct Russian satellite and a spent Chinese rocket just floating around high over Earth could smash into each other within a few days, potentially creating a big mess in orbit with potentially dire long-term consequences.

LeoLabs, which tracks space debris, put out the alert on Tuesday warning that the two large hunks of junk will come within 25 meters of each other and have up to a twenty percent chance of colliding Thursday evening.

That’s considered way too close for comfort by space standards. The two objects have a combined mass of 2,800 kilograms and if they were to smash into each other, the “conjunction” could create thousands of new pieces of space junk that would put actual functioning satellites at risk.

Astronomer Jonathan McDowell, who keeps a close eye on objects in orbit, identified the old crafts

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Week Ahead Brings Earnings Season, Amazon Prime Day, Apple Event

Key Takeaways:

  • Broken record time as stimulus hopes continue to provide early market support
  • Earnings season gets underway tomorrow with big banks beginning to report
  • Big week for FAANGs as Amazon
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    Prime Day, Apple
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    event coming up

If Wall Street had a seat belt sign, now’s when the captain would tell us to buckle up for possible turbulence ahead.

Even if earnings season didn’t begin tomorrow, there’s plenty to keep investors on their toes. Amazon’s (AMZN) Prime Day, Apple’s (AAPL) long-awaited product event, continued stimulus negotiations in Washington, and mounting virus cases in the U.S. and Europe all get mixed into the recipe.

Ordinarily, those ingredients would be enough for anyone, but this time it’s happening while investors and the entire world have one eye on polls three weeks ahead of the U.S. presidential election. Despite all this, volatility is the lowest since late

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Economics award caps week of Nobel Prizes

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FILE – In this April 17, 2015 file photo, a national library employee shows a gold Nobel Prize medal. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday Oct. 9, 2020.

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The winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in economics will be announced Monday, coming as much of the world experiences the worst recession since World War II because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The award caps a week of Nobel Prizes and is technically known as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Since its establishment in 1969, it has been awarded 51 times and is now widely considered one of the Nobel prizes.

Last year’s award went to two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University, for their groundbreaking

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3 Astronauts Launching To ISS This Week, 3 Others Coming Home

KEY POINTS

  • 3 astronauts are launching to the ISS from Kazakhstan this week
  • They will only have a week together with the current residents of the ISS 
  • In November, the ISS will celebrate the 20th year of continuous human presence aboard the space lab

Three astronauts are set to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) this week to join the three astronauts currently aboard the orbiting laboratory. But their time together will be short-lived because the three current residents are already set to come home next week.

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov are scheduled to launch aboard a Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft Wednesday. The three will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and are expected to arrive and dock to the ISS just hours later around 4:52 a.m EDT.

Live coverage of the 1:45 a.m. launch will be available on NASA Television

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NCAA Game 2020 Week 6 & Tv info

Know UTEP vs Louisiana Tech Live Online Football 2020 Free .Each Friday, the Sports Illustrated-AllGators staff will provide predictions and pre-game analysis before the Florida Gators take on their weekly opponent.

We have decided to tally prediction records as the season goes on. These are purely based on Gators’ win/loss predictions, and not factoring in the spread. With that, each of our contributors has gotten off to an undefeated start for the 2020 season.

This week, Florida heads to College Station, Texas this week for its first ranked matchup of the season. The No. 4 Gators will take on the No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday at noon, on ESPN. Despite being the toughest opponent of the year thus far, and going on the road, our staff is once again confident that the Gators will exit with a victory.

Zach Goodall (2-0):

I think this game will be

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Iowa State vs Texas Tech Live:How to watch Ncaaf Week 6 online Tv info

The Iowa State Cyclones are 4-1 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders since October of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. Iowa State and Texas Tech will face off in a Big 12 battle at 3:30 p.m. ET at Jack Trice Stadium. Coming off of a win even when the odds were against them, the Cyclones have to be feeling especially confident now that the spread is in their favor.dh

Iowa State decided to play defense against itself last week, but the team still came out ahead despite their 88 penalty yards. They took their contest against the Oklahoma Sooners 37-30. Iowa State can attribute much of their success to RB Breece Hall, who rushed for two TDs and 139 yards on 28 carries.dh

Special teams collected 13 points for Iowa State. K Connor Assalley delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.hd

Meanwhile, the Red Raiders came

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Mars At Its Brightest Since 2003 As Moon Visits Venus. What You Can See In The Night Sky This Week

Each week I pick out the northern hemisphere’s celestial highlights (mid-northern latitudes) for the week ahead, but be sure to check my main feed for more in-depth articles on stargazing, astronomy and eclipses. 

What To Watch For In The Night Sky This Week: October 12-18, 2020

This week it’s all about Mars, which will look its biggest, brightest and best in post-sunset skies since 2018 and, technically speaking, since 2003.

However, it’s also a week where the Moon wanes towards its New phase, meaning dark skies at night, gorgeous crescents in the early pre-dawn mornings early in the week, and in early evenings from Sunday. 

MORE FROM FORBESWhat’s That Really Bright ‘Star’ In The Night Sky?

Tuesday, October 13, 2020: Mars at opposition

Tonight the red planet reaches opposition,

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College football Week 6 winners and losers include LSU, Texas A&M

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Losing to Mississippi State and Missouri in a three-game span would send any coaching staff scurrying back to the drawing board in search of answers. 

That LSU has lost to the Bulldogs and Tigers on the heels of last year’s national championship leaves the Tigers’ season teetering on the brink even before encountering the meat of the conference-only schedule.

Missouri, which had six scoring drives of at least 75 yards, took a 45-41 lead with five minutes left in the fourth quarter and made a goal-line stand with seconds left to pull off the upset as roughly two-touchdown underdogs.

Less dangerous on offense and a disaster on defense, the 1-2 Tigers still face a murderer’s row of SEC competition: Florida next week, Auburn on Halloween, and Alabama and Texas A&M in November.

The season already seems lost. How much worse can

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(LIVE) Watch Virginia Tech vs North Carolina Live NCAAF Week 6 Today

Watch Virginia Tech vs North Carolina Live Online Football 2020 Free .Each Friday, the Sports Illustrated-AllGators staff will provide predictions and pre-game analysis before the Florida Gators take on their weekly opponent.

We have decided to tally prediction records as the season goes on. These are purely based on Gators’ win/loss predictions, and not factoring in the spread. With that, each of our contributors has gotten off to an undefeated start for the 2020 season.

This week, Florida heads to College Station, Texas this week for its first ranked matchup of the season. The No. 4 Gators will take on the No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday at noon, on ESPN. Despite being the toughest opponent of the year thus far, and going on the road, our staff is once again confident that the Gators will exit with a victory.

Zach Goodall (2-0):

I think this game will

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Facebook, Regeneron, Southwest: Stocks That Defined the Week

Scrutiny of Silicon Valley is mounting in Washington. A Democratic-led House panel released a report Tuesday that said America’s biggest technology companies leveraged their dominance to stamp out competition and stifle innovation. The report capped a 16-month inquiry into the market power of Facebook, Google,

Amazon

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Apple.

Republicans issued a separate response that didn’t endorse many of the Democrats’ policy prescriptions and accused the companies of bias against conservative viewpoints. Facebook shares fell 2.3% Tuesday.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.


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A treatment meant to jump-start President Trump’s immune response to Covid-19 provided a healthy boost to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals shares on Monday. The President touted Regeneron’s drug cocktail after doctors administered it along with other treatments, including

Gilead Sciences Inc.’s

remdesivir, which has been authorized for emergency use to treat hospitalized Covid-19 patients. The Regeneron treatment hasn’t been approved for broad use, and the company said that Mr. Trump

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