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Two small asteroids safely pass Earth this week

Two small asteroids safely pass Earth this week

That one, called 2018 CC, passed by on Tuesday, at a distance of roughly 184,000 kilometres, still within the moon's orbit. U.S. media quoted the manager of Nasa's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, Paul Chodas, saying that the asteroids this size usually don't come this close - just once or twice a year.


Toyota Tundra TRD, 4Runner TRD, Tacoma TRD Pro just got meaner

Toyota Tundra TRD, 4Runner TRD, Tacoma TRD Pro just got meaner

Some of the more unique features exclusive on the 2019 Tundra TRD Pro include new 18-inch BBS alloy wheels that save nearly 14 pounds of weight, a newly designed 1/4-inch-thick front skid plate with a restyled TRD logo stamped on the aluminum, LED headlights with black inlays and a pair of Rigid Industries foglights at the outer edges of the front bumper.


5G compliant Nokia smartphones coming in 2019

5G compliant Nokia smartphones coming in 2019

As the technology is still in developmental phase, chipset maker Qualcomm has announced a major partnership with smartphone companies such as Asus, HMD Global (which sells Nokia phones), LG, Sony Mobile, Sharp, Xiaomi and ZTE among others.



SpaceX Falcon Heavy Prepares the United States for Interplanetary Travel

Normally, a satellite first goes into a geosynchronous transfer orbit and then employs what's called an apogee kick motor that positions the satellite in its final orbit. But the rocket must go through certification. Mr Musk tweeted overnight that the Roadster had exceeded the red planet's orbit and had continued towards the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, a more distant trajectory than anticipated, nearly reaching the orbit of dwarf planet Ceres.


Volkswagen Arteon makes U.S. debut at Chicago Auto Show

Volkswagen Arteon makes U.S. debut at Chicago Auto Show

Longer and wider than the CC, the Arteon adds more than 5 inches to its wheelbase. A true fastback, it harkens more to luxury models with its wide, planted stance and sloping rear roofline. On the safety front, Arteon comes standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking and a blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert.