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Massive Perseid meteor shower thrills stargazers

Massive Perseid meteor shower thrills stargazers

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Stargazers were given a treat on Saturday night and in the early hours of Sunday as the Perseid meteor shower dazzled the sky.Meteors are small fragments of interplanetary debris and dust that enter the Earth's atmosphere at such a high speed that they usually burn up, producing the shooting stream of light.The Perseid meteor shower, one of the best-known of the meteor showers, is active from mid July until 24 August but its peak was expected to be this weekend, particularly Saturday night and in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday.One of those who stayed up was Twitter user John-GM7PBB who lives on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.He told Sky News that he had set his camera up at about 11pm on Saturday and was rewarded with two beautiful images of a meteor above the horizon.His window of opportunit...
Massive iceberg breaks off in Antarctica

Massive iceberg breaks off in Antarctica

Technology
The event, captured by satellite, happened sometime in the past few days when the giant chunk snapped off an ice shelf. While such "calving" of icebergs is not unusual, this is an especially big one. It covers an area of roughly 2,300 square miles (6,000 square kilometers), more than twice the size of Luxembourg. Its volume is twice that of Lake Erie, according to Project MIDAS, a research group based in Britain. It broke loose from the Larsen C ice shelf, which scientists had been monitoring for months as they watched a crack grow more than 120 miles (200 kilometers) long. Scientists say global warming has caused a thinning of such shelves, but they differ on whether the latest event can be blamed on climate change. The iceberg is considered unlikely to pose any threat to shipping. And s...
Kylian Mbappe transfer: Monaco to offer striker massive pay increase to keep him away from Liverpool, Arsenal and Madrid

Kylian Mbappe transfer: Monaco to offer striker massive pay increase to keep him away from Liverpool, Arsenal and Madrid

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Monaco to offer striker massive pay increase to keep him away from Europe's big clubsSunday, June 25, 2017Monaco are desperate to keep 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe at the club and will offer the striker a massive pay increase to persuade him to stay.Mbappe was vital to the club's Ligue 1 title victory last season and his 26 goals in all competitions saw him collect the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year award.Real Madrid are believed to be at the front of the queue to sign him, but Arsenal and Liverpool are also keen. According to Journal du Dimanche (JDD), a French weekly publication, Monaco will bump his pay packet to €162,000-a-week from €18,000.[embedded content]'Magnifique!' A memorable season for Monaco who celebrate with typical glamourLet's block ads! (Why?)