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Renewable vs. non-renewable power generation across the region (updated every 30 minutes)
Renewables includes biomass(6.1%), nuclear(57.5%), solar(2.7%) and wind(10.8%). Excludes imports
The Rising Popularity Of Sim-Only Plans: Why Consumers Are Making The Switch
Pay as you go (PAYG), contract or SIM-only — it can be difficult to know which option is right for you. Data from Go.Compare’s mobile phone comparison service has revealed that during 2023, SIM-only contracts were up by 25 per cent, compared to contracts that include a handset.
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NASA Picture of the Day: Solar System Family Portrait
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In 1990, cruising four billion miles from the Sun, the Voyager 1 spacecraft looked back to make this first ever Solar System family portrait. The complete portrait is a 60 frame mosaic made from a vantage point 32 degrees above the ecliptic plane. In it, Voyager's wide-angle camera frames sweep through the inner Solar System at the left, linking up with ice giant Neptune, the Solar System's outermost planet, at the far right. Positions for Venus, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are indicated by letters, while the Sun is the bright spot near the center of the circle of frames.
Asteroid Flybys Over the next 7 Days
NameDateMin Dia. (m)Max Dia. (m)Rel. Velocity (mph)Miss Distance (miles)
(2024 NC1)13th Jul12528043,69421,171,001
(2003 GR22)13th Jul9821942,61438,766,317
187040 (2005 JS108)14th Jul37884723,4298,061,748
(2019 VF6)14th Jul15634919,33441,993,622
(2021 AL6)15th Jul20445758,41542,755,036
(2024 KV)16th Jul14532536,0985,255,141
403775 (2011 HS4)18th Jul17539235,49319,036,019
(2014 MJ6)19th Jul11926734,32210,071,614
(2019 AN5)20th Jul1623638,46545,666,900
341843 (2008 EV5)20th Jul25958011,06213,110,036