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Renewable vs. non-renewable power generation across the region (updated every 30 minutes)
Renewables includes biomass(0.5%), nuclear(48.3%), solar(0%) and wind(49.8%). Excludes imports
Is It Time To Spring Clean Your Digital Space?
For many Brits, cleaning the house from top to toe is just as much a part of early spring as lighter nights, daffodils and the arrival of Easter eggs onto supermarket shelves. The mental and physical benefits of spring cleaning are well documented, but despite the average Brit spending 3.81 hours on mobile devices each day, we often neglect to clean up of our digital spaces.
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NASA Picture of the Day: The Cigar Galaxy from Hubble and Webb
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Something strange happened to this galaxy, but what? Known as the Cigar Galaxy and cataloged as M82, red glowing gas and dust are being cast out from the center. Although this starburst galaxy was surely stirred up by a recent pass near its neighbor, large spiral galaxy M81, this doesn't fully explain the source of the red-glowing outwardly expanding gas and dust. Evidence indicates that this material is being driven out by the combined emerging particle winds of many stars, together creating a galactic superwind.
Asteroid Flybys Over the next 7 Days
NameDateMin Dia. (m)Max Dia. (m)Rel. Velocity (mph)Miss Distance (miles)
(2006 KK21)17th Apr22149447,85730,544,758
(2015 XK351)17th Apr23953435,44533,513,781
276033 (2002 AJ129)18th Apr461103264,22030,230,079
(2007 GQ3)18th Apr10423325,3667,930,860
(2018 MR5)18th Apr16236339,40933,421,877
523609 (2005 PJ2)19th Apr33073751,33325,383,210
(2014 YR15)21st Apr13630435,10945,639,598
(2018 NC)23rd Apr20946726,56719,452,673
(2022 CY)23rd Apr12027035,03335,169,942