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400-mile-long lightning bolt over Brazil is most significant in recorded history

Home News A megaflash crackles over Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Image: © Shutterstock) On Halloween in 2018, the sky tore open above Brazil. A single gargantuan lightning bolt sliced through the atmosphere over the country's southern tip, stretching more than 440 miles (700 kilometers) from the Atlantic coast into the edge of Argentina.According to a new…

Mile-long asteroid 1998 OR2 puts on ‘mask’ before Earth flyby (images)

Home News Science & Astronomy Anne Virkki, head of Planetary Radar at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, wears her face mask with a doppler radar image of asteroid 1998 OR2. (Image credit: Arecibo Observatory)The huge "potentially hazardous" asteroid 1998 OR2, which will safely fly by Earth on Wednesday (April 29), appears to have brought…

Mile-long asteroid to make close method to Earth on April 29, NASA says

A mile-long asteroid is set to pass by Earth on April 29, but no need to worry, says NASA. The asteroid “will not even come close” to hitting the planet, the space agency said. “Asteroid 1998 OR2 poses no threat to our planet, but we can still learn a lot by studying it,” the space…

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Still long way to go on EU recovery fund offer, EU authorities says

© Reuters. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Negotiations towards the European Union's coronavirus recovery fund still have a long way to go before a summit of EU leaders later this month, a senior EU official involved in the talks said on Thursday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said negotiators aimed to keep the size of…

Russia thinking about $26 billion budget costs trek to combat virus, says PM

© Reuters. Russian Prime Minister Mishustin takes part in a video conference call with officials in Moscow MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Thursday the government would consider increasing budget spending by 1.8 trillion roubles ($25.6 billion) to fight the coronavirus and support the economy. Some economists have said Russia's regulations…

IMF advises Ukraine to keep reserve bank independent as governor’s exit rattles market

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ukraine's Central Bank Governor Smoliy speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kiev By Matthias Williams (NYSE:) and Natalia Zinets KYIV (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund urged Ukraine on Thursday to maintain the independence of the central bank after Governor Yakiv Smoliy unexpectedly resigned, citing "systematic political pressure". The negative…

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