Jupiter and Saturn will come close enough to form first ‘double planet’ visible in nearly 800 years

In the complex dance of the solar system, two celestial bodies about to partner up.



a star filled sky with Gallery Arcturus in the background: Jupiter and Saturn have been appearing increasingly closer in the night sky, and they will appear to overlap as a “double planet” on Dec. 21.


Jupiter and Saturn have been appearing increasingly closer in the night sky, and they will appear to overlap as a “double planet” on Dec. 21.

Jupiter and Saturn often look far apart — two separate specks puncturing different parts of the night sky. But later this month, the two largest planets in the solar system will come so close to each other that they may appear to be overlapping, according to NASA, creating a kind of “double planet” that has not been visible since the Middle Ages.

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Skywatch: What’s happening in the heavens in December

The once-in-a-lifetime sight is the product of an astronomical event known as a “conjunction,” in which two objects line up with each other in the sky. When it involves Jupiter and Saturn catching up to each other, it’s

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Jupiter and Saturn will look like a double planet later this month

So, there are some things to look forward to in the final month of 2020.

On the night of December 21, the winter solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will appear so closely aligned in our sky that they will look like a double planet. This close approach is called a conjunction.
“Alignments between these two planets are rather rare, occurring once every 20 years or so, but this conjunction is exceptionally rare because of how close the planets will appear to one another,” said Rice University astronomer and professor of physics and astronomy Patrick Hartigan in a statement.

“You’d have to go all the way back to just before dawn on March 4, 1226, to see a closer alignment between these objects visible in the night sky.”

If you’re a stargazer, you’ve likely noticed Jupiter and Saturn have been getting closer together since the summer. And they’re currently visible in our

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Jupiter and Saturn to form ultra-rare ‘double planet’ this December

Winter solstice is around the corner and with it comes a rare and spectacular phenomenon in the night sky.

On December 21, Jupiter and Saturn will align to form a “double planet,” an occurrence that hasn’t happened in nearly 800 years, according to Deborah Byrd and Bruce McClure with Earth Sky.

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You may have already noticed the sky seems a little brighter these last few weeks. That’s because from Nov. 16 to 21, the two planets started

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It Might Be A Great Time To Double Down On Value Tech Stocks

Value Tech Stocks such as Oracle and Intel have had a mixed year. There was good reason for this, as the deep Covid-19 recession, abundant liquidity following interest rate cuts, and the growing at-home economy drove investors to hyper-growth software as service stocks, high-risk, high reward sectors such as electric vehicles, and fast-growing platform players such as Facebook and Amazon.

However, with the availability of multiple highly effective Covid-19 vaccines (Pfizer
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, Moderna, and AstraZeneca have published strong efficacy data on their vaccines) looking likely in 2021, things are likely to gradually start returning to normal. Moreover, the Fed could also eventually revisit its stance on ultra-low interest rates as the economy shows signs of picking up. As

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How to see Jupiter and Saturn align in rare double planet conjunction

  • Jupiter and Saturn will align in the night sky on December 21. It’ll be the closest they’ve appeared in 800 years.
  • The two planets move into alignment, or conjunction, every 20 years. But this year, they will be so close that they’ll look like a “double planet.”
  • The last time Saturn and Jupiter were both this close and visible was in 1226.
  • Here are the best ways to see this conjunction.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Jupiter and Saturn are about to line up perfectly in the night sky — the two planets will get so close on December 21 that they seem to touch. 

The last time they looked this close from Earth’s vantage point was nearly 800 years ago, on March 4, 1226.

An astronomical event in which celestial bodies align is called a conjunction. Since this conjunction involves the two biggest gas giants in our

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These wireless earbuds double as hearing aids

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  • Olive Union’s new Olive Pro earbuds aim to blur lines between true wireless buds and hearing aids.
  • They’re designed to amplify and clarify voices, but still provide an enjoyable experience for music.
  • The crowdfunded buds are available through a $149 pledge ahead of an expected early 2021 release.

If you’re hard of hearing but still want earbuds to soundtrack your life, you might have a viable option. Olive Union has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Olive Pro true wireless earbuds that reportedly double as hearing aids — just without the high price and trip to the audiologist.

While the buds-plus-case design will seem familiar to anyone who has seen a pair of AirPods, the Olive Pro can “distinguish and amplify” voices while calibrating frequencies to match your personal hearing profile. This may be more than marketing bluster — the FDA considers the Pro a Class II medical device.

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Smartphone-maker Vivo to more than double local sourcing by next year

Vivo, a global smartphone brand, plans to increase local sourcing to nearly 40 per cent for its phone manufacturing by the end of next year from the present 15 per cent, according to Nipun Marya, Director-Brand Strategy, Vivo India.

“Continuing our commitment to Make in India, Vivo will manufacture all the V20 SE devices at the Greater Noida facility that employs nearly 10,000. The company has an annual capacity to manufacture nearly 33 million mobile phones. All the phones sold in India are made in India,” he said. Vivo currently enjoys a 28 per cent market share by volume (as per GFK) in the Indian smartphone market, making it the largest brand in the country in mainline retail, he told newspersons on the launch of V20 SE in the State.

Tamil Nadu contributes over 7 per cent the overall smartphone market in India. Selling approximately seven lakh smartphones per month,

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J.P. Morgan Presents 3 Stocks With Double Digit-Upside

November 3 is fast-approaching, and Wall Street is bracing for a Biden win. But what would a Democrat-controlled White House mean for the markets?

Even though some investors think a Biden presidency would be detrimental to stocks and put pressure on the markets, Marko Kolanovic, the global head of macro quantitative and derivatives strategy at J.P. Morgan, begs to differ. In a recent note to clients, he writes that regardless of the election’s outcome, its conclusion will remove significant uncertainty.

Additionally, the strategist believes the release of a COVID-19 vaccine as well as the reopening of the economy could serve as catalysts that spur a rotation into value stocks. “We think those two catalysts will be catalysts for value, and we think it’s going to have legs… The decline of COVID should be a powerful catalyst for value,” Kolanovic commented.

Taking Kolanovic’s outlook to heart, J.P. Morgan analysts are offering

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Stimulus checks and child support: How the IRS lets some parents ‘double dip’ for $500 each

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Stimulus checks for dependents were rife with issues, with some parents receiving no payment and other parents each getting $500 for the same child.


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While a second stimulus check is still being bandied around, awaiting resolution, you may still have questions about the finer points of the first payment, specifically how it allotted up to $1,200 per individual adult and $500 per “child” dependent. The eligibility rules concerning dependents are complex, especially for parents who are in child support situations. Knowing the nuances is important to making sure you got the right amount of money in the first check, anticipating how much you could get in the second and explaining if you didn’t get any stimulus money at all, even if you seemingly met all the qualifications.

See, child support situations have specific rules involving parents who owe support payments and those who

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COVID-19 a double blow for chronic disease patients — ScienceDaily

There has never been a more dangerous time than the COVID-19 pandemic for people with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, respiratory problems or cardiovascular conditions, new UNSW Sydney research has found.

Among the adverse impacts of the pandemic for people with NCDs, the study found they are more vulnerable to catching and dying from COVID-19, while their exposure to NCD risk factors — such as substance abuse, social isolation and unhealthy diets — has increased during the pandemic.

The researchers also found COVID-19 disrupted essential public health services which people with NCDs rely on to manage their conditions.

The study, published in Frontiers in Public Health recently, reviewed the literature on the synergistic impact of COVID-19 on people with NCDs in low and middle-income countries such as Brazil, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Nigeria.

The paper, which analysed almost 50 studies, was a collaboration between UNSW and public

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