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NASA’s brand new image of Saturn will blow your mind – Mashable

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An image of Saturn taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in early July 2020.

Image: NASA, / ESA / A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center) / M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley) / OPAL Team

By Mark Kaufman

Yes, this is a real image of Saturn.

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a new, exceptionally crisp picture of the ringed gas giant in early July, and the space agency posted the image of the planet on Thursday. 

“Hubble’s sharp view resolves the finely etched concentric ring structure,” wrote NASA, noting the rings are composed of chunks of ice ” ranging from tiny grains to giant boulders.”

Hubble orbits about 340 miles above Earth, and the telescope captured this detailed view of Saturn while the planet orbited 839 million miles from Earth.




Sharp images of the gas giant allow planetary scientists to observe the planet’s changing atmosphere. For example, NASA researchers spotted a “slight reddish haze” over Saturn’s north polar region, possibly indicating a changing atmosphere or heating by the sun.

“It’s amazing that even over a few years, we’re seeing seasonal changes on Saturn,” Amy Simon, a planetary scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, said in a statement.

Amid the stark black background of space, Hubble also captured two of Saturn’s 53 confirmed moons: the ice-spraying Enceladus below, and the Death Star-like Mimas on the right.

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Lucky Brand files for bankruptcy citing COVID-19, looks to sell company to Aéropostale owner. Is your store closing? – USA TODAY

Published 10:04 p.m. ET July 3, 2020 | Updated 10:21 p.m. ET July 3, 2020


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The coronavirus pandemic has led another retailer to file for bankruptcy.

Lucky Brand Dungarees LLC, which has about 200 Lucky Brand stores in North America and sells its products in department stores, announced it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday with plans to sell the equity-backed business to the SPARC Group, operator of Aéropostale and Nautica.

The company also plans to close at least 13 stores in bankruptcy, it said in a news release.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted sales across all channels,” said Matthew A. Kaness, interim CEO and executive chairman, in a statement. “While we are optimistic about the reopening of stores and our customers’ return, the business has yet to recover fully.”

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The Los Angeles-based business is owned by Leonard Green & Partners LP, which owes $182 million to lenders and $79 million to vendors, according to court records, which were filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware.

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As many as 25,000 stores could shutter this year as businesses continue to feel the impacts of the pandemic, according to a recent report from Coresight Research.

COVID-19 has hit retailers who were already in debt harder than others and bankruptcy filings have increased due to the pandemic with J.C. PenneyNeiman Marcus, Tuesday Morning, GNC and J. Crew filing for Chapter 11.

Other retailers, who haven’t filed for bankruptcy, also plan to shutter locations, including Victoria’s SecretNordstrom and Signet Jewelers, parent company of Kay, Zales and Jared.

Lucky Brand store closings 2020

The following stores were listed in the bankruptcy filing as “initial closing stores.”

Arkansas Lucky Brand store closing

  • Little Rock: 11201 Bass Pro Parkway

California closing Lucky Brand stores

  • Arvin: 5701 Outlets at Tejon Ranch Parkway
  • Long Beach: 5267 2nd St.
  • Thousand Oaks: 350 W. Hillcrest Dr.

Connecticut Lucky Brand closing store

  • West Hartford: 1500 New Britain Ave.

Florida Lucky Brand store closures

  • Dania Beach: 1763 Pointe Blvd.
  • Orlando: 4200 Conroy Rd.
  • Sarasota: 140 University Town Center Dr.

Illinois Lucky Brand closing store

  • Chicago: 520 N Michigan Ave.

Michigan Lucky Brand store closure

  • Troy: 2800 Big Beaver

Mississippi Lucky Brand store closure

  • Ridgeland: 1000 Highland Colony Parkway

Nevada Lucky Brand closing store

  • Las Vegas: 1955 Festival Plaza Dr.

Puerto Rico Lucky Brand closure

  • San Juan: 1000 The Mall of San Juan Blvd.

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

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Google’s brand new Pixel Buds are on sale for $125 at US Cellular – Engadget

The new Pixel Buds finally deliver true wireless. They’re more comfortable, and the touch controls are both reliable and intuitive. While they have solid audio quality, Google did not include active noise cancellation (ANC), which is a bit of a disappointment.

We would have also liked to see improved battery life. The Pixel Buds will last for about five hours, but that’s lower than several cheaper wireless earbuds on the market. Though, the charging case gives you an additional 19 hours of listening time, and it can provide 10-minute quick charges for two-hour boosts. That’s probably plenty of power for most users.

Overall, we gave the new Pixel Buds an 83. They are Google’s long-awaited attempt at Apple’s AirPods — we don’t count the 2017 Pixel Buds because they were not completely wireless, Google Assistant wasn’t reliable and they felt a bit incomplete. The new Pixel Buds should solve some of their predecessor’s shortcomings, even if they aren’t perfect. Plus, even at full price, they are pretty affordable.

If you plan to take US Cellular up on its offer, there is one catch. Only those who live in areas covered by US Cellular can purchase the Buds from the site. A quick look at the provider’s coverage map suggests that the majority of the US is covered, but you’ll want to check the map before you attempt to get this deal.

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