180-Foot Asteroid Will Come Extremely Close To Earth Thursday, Will Be Closer Than Moon


  • A 180-foot asteroid called 2020 VZ6 will be zipping by Earth Thursday
  • The asteroid will be closer to the planet than the moon at one point during its flyby
  • The space rock has not been included in the European Space Agency’s Risk List

A 180-foot asteroid will be zipping by Earth at a very close distance this week, according to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS).

A near-Earth asteroid (NEA) called 2020 VZ6 is currently making its way toward Earth’s vicinity and is set to make its closest approach to the planet Thursday. With a diameter reaching 180 feet (55 meters), this asteroid is estimated to be as tall as the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. The freestanding bell tower has a height of about 185 feet (56 meters).

The NEA’s size isn’t the most interesting part about it. 2020 VZ6, according to the CNEOS’ close

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What To Expect From DocuSign On Thursday

DocuSign Inc. is scheduled to report earnings after Thursday’s close. The stock hit a record high of $290.23 in 2020 and is currently trading near $215/share. The stock is prone to big moves after reporting earnings and can easily gap up if the numbers are strong. Conversely, if the numbers disappoint, the stock can easily gap down. To help you prepare, here is what the Street is expecting:

Earnings Preview:

DocuSign is expected to report earnings of $0.14/share on $360.38 million in revenue. Meanwhile, the so-called Whisper number is $0.19. The Whisper number is the Street’s unofficial view on earnings.

A Closer Look At The Fundamentals:

Fundamentally, the company has reported explosive growth in the last four quarters and

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Xbox Series X available on Thursday? Check restock availability at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Attention, Xbox fans: The $500 Xbox Series X (along with the $300 Xbox Series S, its less powerful little brother) was officially released on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The gamers of the world can now buy the new console that Microsoft touts as having “four times the processing power of the Xbox One.” It also delivers backward compatibility with the vast majority of Xbox One games (everything that’s not a Kinect title), and even some Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles. The problem? As anyone who’s been trying to get a new Xbox — or a new PS5 — knows, they’ve been nearly impossible to find since preorders started in September. 


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Unlike Sony, which conducted an online-only launch for

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Darling Ingredients, Align Technology: 5 Top Stock Gainers for Thursday

Stocks were lower Thursday as investors saw a relief package again delayed, while coronavirus cases continued to rise.

Here are some of the market’s biggest gainers for Thursday:

1. Darling Ingredients | Percentage Increase 7%

Darling Ingredients  (DAR) – Get Report surged after Roth Capital analyst Craig Irwin more than doubled the firm’s price target on the packaged foods company to $84 from $38 while keeping a buy rating on the shares. The analyst believes that by 2025 the company could have Ebitda of more than $1.8 billion with no debt.

2. Align Technology | Percentage Increase 34%

Align Technology  (ALGN) – Get Report climbed after the maker of Invisalign teeth straighteners beat Wall Street’s third-quarter-earnings expectations. Several analysts raised their firm’s share-price targets. Evercore ISI analyst Elizabeth Anderson wrote that Align “knocked it out of the ballpark” in the quarter.

3. Rogers Communications | Percentage

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