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Leonid meteor shower 2022 peaks this week. Best times to see November’s bright fireballs.

Just a week after a total lunar eclipse turned November’s full moon into a rusty-reddish color, another notable sky event is on the way. This time it’s the 2022 Leonid meteor shower, which is set to reach its peak in the coming days. Known as one of the top meteor showers in the fall season …

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Nasa’s rocket launch to the moon next week aims to close the 50-year-long gap

Fifty years ago this month, mission managers at the US space agency Nasa gave the final go-ahead for what would turn out to be humanity’s most recent odyssey to the moon. Few realized at the time it would be more than half a century before Nasa would be ready to return, not least Apollo 17 …

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Nasa’s rocket launch to the moon next week aims to close the 50-year-long gap

Fifty years ago this month, mission managers at the US space agency Nasa gave the final go-ahead for what would turn out to be humanity’s most recent odyssey to the moon. Few realized at the time it would be more than half a century before Nasa would be ready to return, not least Apollo 17 …

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If humans are to one day land safely on Mars, engineers are going to have to invent a spacecraft that can slow down enough to survive atmospheric entry.  Thankfully, the US space agency may have a solution to the problem in the form of a large flying saucer-like inflatable heat shield which will be launched into low-Earth orbit this week

NASA will launch a huge flying saucer-like inflatable heat shield into space this week

If humans are to one day land safely on Mars, engineers are going to have to invent a spacecraft that can slow down enough to survive atmospheric entry. Known as the ‘seven minutes of terror’, in 2021 NASA’s Perseverance rover emerged unscathed after making its descent to the Red Planet using a basic parachute. But …

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A bright Taurid meteor descends across a sky featuring a glowing aurora over Lake Simcoe on Nov. 9, 2015

Don’t miss the brilliant Taurid meteor shower next week

During the next week or so, keep a sharp eye on the night sky for the possibility of catching sight of an outstandingly bright meteor, for there’s a chance that Earth will encounter a swarm of unusually large particles capable of generating some eye-catching really brilliant fireballs, the kind that make the unsuspecting public call …

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Fantasy Football Week 9 Waiver Wire: Chase Claypool, Jeff Wilson and more trade deadline situations to watch

Fantasy Football Week 9 Waiver Wire: Chase Claypool, Jeff Wilson and more trade deadline situations to watch

USATSI Depending on when you are reading this, please be aware that this waiver wire column could be updated at some point during the day Tuesday. That’s because Tuesday at 4 pm ET is the NFL trade deadline, and any potential deals could impact your waiver wire moves, which will be reflected here. While no …

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 9 priority adds with six teams on bye

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 9 priority adds with six teams on bye

We have a six-team bye week on our hands, an absolute fantasy football nightmare. All of us have roster holes to patch in Week 9, so let’s get to work. Below you’ll find a collection of priority pickups, all available in at least 50 percent of Yahoo leagues and approved for use. Wide receivers and …

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NFL Week 8 grades: Broncos get an 'A-' for saving their season in London, Bengals get an 'F' for MNF disaster

NFL Week 8 grades: Broncos get an ‘A-‘ for saving their season in London, Bengals get an ‘F’ for MNF disaster

Maybe the Broncos should consider moving all of their games to London. Through the first seven weeks of the season, the Broncos offense has mostly looked helpless, but that changed on Sunday in England. In a game against the Jaguars, Denver lit up the scoreboard with three touchdowns in a 21-17 win. Scoring three touchdowns …

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NFL Week 8 grades: Broncos get an 'A-' for saving their season in London, Bills get a 'B' for Sunday night win

NFL Week 8 grades: Broncos get an ‘A-‘ for saving their season in London, Bills get a ‘B’ for Sunday night win

Maybe the Broncos should consider moving all of their games to London. Through the first seven weeks of the season, the Broncos offense has mostly looked helpless, but that changed on Sunday in England. In a game against the Jaguars, Denver lit up the scoreboard with three touchdowns in a 21-17 win. Scoring three touchdowns …

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