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Venus and Jupiter conjunction: Sky-watchers await dawn display

Venus and Jupiter conjunction: Sky-watchers await dawn display

Science
Jupiter and Venus will be visible to the naked eye close together in the sky before dawn on Monday.The planets will appear in conjunction in the south-east, just above the horizon, and may appear to look like one bright star. In the UK, the best viewing time will be 40 minutes before sunrise.Jupiter's four Galilean moons will also be visible to those with a telescope. Clear skies are needed - and forecast for much of England and Wales.Watch: The dog that orbited the earthThe astronaut who was told she would never go to spaceThe planets will be seen best by those in mid-northern latitudes around the world, including the UK and northern US.Observers will have to have an uninterrupted view to the south-east as the planets will be very low in the sky.You may also like: Let's block ads! (Why?) ...
Liz Dawn dies: Tributes to Corrie's Vera Duckworth

Liz Dawn dies: Tributes to Corrie's Vera Duckworth

Entertainment
Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth in the soap, has died.In a statement, the 77-year-old's family said the actress died peacefully at home on Monday night with relatives around her.It read: "We are devastated and heartbroken at the passing of our much-loved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, the incredible Liz Dawn."She has been the love, light and inspiration in our lives and we are bereft at her passing."More follows...Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News | Sky News
Dawn French overhauls image with 7st weight loss – the ultimate disappearing act

Dawn French overhauls image with 7st weight loss – the ultimate disappearing act

Entertainment
The actress and comedian left jaws on the floor when she took to Twitter to show off far svelter figure, in the wake of a strict diet.Smouldering into the camera with her hands on her hips, the Vicar of Dibley star showed off her mind-blowing seven stone weight loss.She modelled a dress from her collaboration with Helen Teague for online fashion retailer Sixteen47.The printed number skimmed her newly-streamlined curves and featured a striking multi-coloured print.She teamed the garment with black leggings and on-trend silver brogues.GETTYSTREAMLINED: Dawn has lost seven and a half stoneReality TV stars weight loss transformations  Amazingly, these reality TV stars have lost more than 40st between them... all thanks to healthy eating and exerciseInstagram Scarlett Moffatt s
Volcanoes 'triggered dawn of dinosaurs'

Volcanoes 'triggered dawn of dinosaurs'

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A million-year-long period of extreme volcanic activity most likely paved the way for the dawn of the dinosaurs, a study suggests.Scientists have analysed ancient rocks and have found traces of emissions from huge volcanic eruptions that happened about 200 million years ago.This would have led to one of the largest mass extinctions on record, enabling dinosaurs to become dominant. The study is published in the journal PNAS.Lead author Lawrence Percival, from the Earth sciences department at Oxford University, said: "The dinosaurs were able to exploit those ecological niches that were left vacant by the extinction." Mercury risingThe researchers looked at volcanic rocks from four continents that date to this turbulent time.A previous study assessed how levels of carbon fluctuated in the roc...