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PSNI fines for breaching Covid-19 restrictions handed out to almost 1,600 people – Belfast Live

The breakdown of PSNI figures show that 1,598 penalty notices were handed out to people over the age of 18.

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Nearly 1,600 fines have been handed out to people for breaching Covid-19 restrictions.
From March to Monday, October 26, police handed out 1,598 fines for breaches of the restrictions, with the majority of these taking place in Belfast.
A police breakdown of figures also shows that 1,075 community resolution notices have been issued, 400 prohibition notices and 45 £1,000 fines for failure to isolate.
Who had the most fines by council district?

  • Belfast City – 798
  • Derry and Strabane – 302
  • Newry,…

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Scientists detect ‘superbolt’ lightning strikes that hit with more power than entire US solar, wind energy capacity – RT

Scientists have confirmed the existence of ‘superbolts’ that can be up to 1,000 times brighter than the average lightning strike, producing more power than all…

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In two separatestudies of extreme lightning events, researchers were astounded by the sheer power of mother nature that is unleashed far more regularly than previously thought. 
So-called ‘superbolts’ were first detected in the 1970s, though they were suspected of only reaching 100 times the standard brightness of the typical lightning strike. 
Now, however, using satellite observations, researchers at the US Los Alamos National Laboratory have discovered far more than they bargained for lighting…

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Scientists use radio telescope to find hidden ‘super planet’ – The Independent

Radio emissions have only been detected from a small number of brown dwarfs

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Astronomers have discovered a cold brown dwarf otherwise known as a super planet for the first time using a radio telescope.
Brown dwarfs are vast, sized between 15 and 75 times the mass of Jupiter, and have gaseous atmospheres similar to some of the planets in our solar system. They are also often known as failed stars  because of the way that they shine.
Planets shine by reflecting light, while stars shine by producing their own light. Despite being so big, brown dwarfs are not able to sustain…

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SpaceX’s most important Falcon 9 booster yet returns to port with a lean – Teslarati

On November 19th, what is likely SpaceX’s most important Falcon 9 booster yet returned to Port Canaveral with a surprise – perhaps the most dramatic lean ever observed…

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On November 19th, what is likely SpaceX’s most important Falcon 9 booster yet returned to Port Canaveral with a surprise – perhaps the most dramatic lean ever observed on one of the recovered rockets.
Tilted a solid 10+ degrees from vertical, the lean was immediately visible as soon as the top of the rocket crest the horizon, and it later became clear that one of Falcon 9 booster B1061’s four landing legs had no contact at all with drone ship Just Read The Instruction’s (JRTI) deck. Four days prior,…

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