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Perseid meteor shower set to peak at weekend

Perseid meteor shower set to peak at weekend

Science
The Perseid meteor shower will peak over the weekend, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky.Astronomers say hundreds of meteors will streak across the sky in a display that may be visible around the world.The Perseid meteor shower occurs every July and August as the Earth passes debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet.The BBC Weather centre said it would peak from 23:00 BST on Saturday and could be seen in most parts of the UK.However, experts say the Perseids could be harder to see this year as the Moon will be three-quarters full.Robin Scagell, vice president of the Society for Popular Astronomy, said he was still hopeful of a good display. "We can look forward to a decent display, even though they aren't going to be raining down from the sky."The Perse...
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

Sports
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness victor Cloud Computing face off again this weekend at Saratoga but many other Derby contenders reconvene on the Jersey shore for the $ 1 million Haskell.It's that time of year when owners and trainers are getting serious about finding candidates for the Breeders' Cup races and year-end accolades and there's plenty of that on tap, too.There are top-level sprints on both coasts and some potentially defining grass races, too. Stellar Wind and Terra Promessa will be on the track in Distaff division tilts.On the international front, Ascot stages a classic confrontation of genders and generations in Saturday's King George. Hint: The old guys are not atop the oddsmakers' lists. France and Germany have Group 1 events with lots of international in...