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NICK STROBEL: Mars is big on the way to opposition | entertainment

On Saturday, the free public star party takes place at the Park at River Walk, hosted by the Kern Astronomical Society. Watching begins a little before sunset with a view of the growing moon. When the sky darkens, look at Venus and Jupiter and then at Saturn. Towards the end of the star party (around 10am) you might be able …

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Guide to Mars Opposition 2018

A dusty view of Mars from July 11th. Credit: Waskogm Did you visit Mars this season? Mars reaches the opposition on July 27 at 5:00 pm Universal Time (UT), shining at -2.8 and appearing 24.3 "wide – almost as big as it can appear, and the largest since We will not have any opposition favorable again until September 15, 2035. …

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The city in the heart of the Nicaraguan opposition movement

For weeks, the city of Masaya in Nicaragua has been the heart of an opposition movement seeking to overthrow President Daniel Ortega. In this video, Times reporters Brent McDonald and Neil Collier went behind the makeshift barricades to meet the residents who led the resistance. Over the past three months, tens of thousands of Nicaraguans have protested against the Ortega …

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Najib's party elects Ahmad Zahid to lead the Malaysian opposition

The Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's party has elected his former deputy, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, as his new president to lead his reform after six years following a shocking election loss in May. Zahid won at least 78 votes in the first open competition for the presidency of the United Mala National Organization, Secretary-General Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor told reporters …

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Full moon seems to be in opposition with Saturn tonight: How to see them

In the southeastern sky after dusk on Wednesday, June 27, the full moon will sit one degree above the bright, yellowish Saturn. The two objects will cross the sky together during the night and will easily fit into the field of a small telescope at low magnification (orange circle). Meanwhile, the moon's separation from the bright planet will increase noticeably …

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What happens to Brexit? UK passes law to leave the EU in the midst of widespread controversy and opposition

After months of political infighting, Britain has passed legislation to end the country's membership of the European Union. The bill was signed by Queen Elizabeth II after she passed both chambers of parliament by a narrow margin last week. In March 2017, the United Kingdom launched Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union of Lisbon, which grants the …

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