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UFC 253: Kiwi middleweight champion Israel Adesanya’s big payout after beating Paulo Costa – New Zealand Herald

The Kiwi champ earned a significant payout from just nine minutes of work in the octagon.

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Kiwi UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya walked away with a reported $1.05m after his title defence against Brazilian Paulo Costa.
Adesanya made easy work of Costa with a second round TKO victory at UFC 253 at Fight Island in Abu Dabhi on Sunday.
Just for showing up, the 31-year-old earned a guaranteed $915,000, which was reportedly a 10 per cent increase from his previous title defence againt Yoel Romero and it will likely increase as his stocks continue to rise in the UFC.
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Evidence of broadside collision with dwarf galaxy discovered in Milky Way – Phys.org

Nearly 3 billion years ago, a dwarf galaxy plunged into the center of the Milky Way and was ripped apart by the gravitational forces of the collision. Astrophys…

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Nearly 3 billion years ago, a dwarf galaxy plunged into the center of the Milky Way and was ripped apart by the gravitational forces of the collision. Astrophysicists announced today that the merger produced a series of telltale shell-like formations of stars in the vicinity of the Virgo constellation, the first such “shell structures” to be found in the Milky Way. The finding offers further evidence of the ancient event, and new possible explanations for other phenomena in the galaxy.
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For the first time, a Starship prototype roars to life with three engines – Ars Technica

SpaceX now likely to fully assemble spaceship for a 15km test flight.

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As part of the Starship program, SpaceX began experimenting with earlier prototypes in late 2019 and early 2020, losing three vehicles during various proof tests. In May, the company successfully tested a full scale tank section of its Starship vehicle (SN4) for the first time with a single Raptor engine. It was later lost due to a ground-systems issue.
Then, in August, and again in September, it flew two different vehiclesSN5 and SN6on short hops to 150 meters. These vehicles looked something …

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Race for the White House: How Trump ploughed through $1.52 billion, losing cash advantage – New Zealand Herald

Trump’s sprawling political operation has raised well over $1.52 billion since 2017.

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US President Donald Trump’s sprawling political operation has raised well over US$1 billion ($1.52b) since he took the White House in 2017 and set a lot of it on fire.
Trump bought a US$10 million Super Bowl ad when he didn’t yet have a challenger. He tapped his political organisation to cover exorbitant legal fees related to his impeachment. Aides made flashy displays of their newfound wealth including a fleet of luxury vehicles purchased by Brad Parscale, his former campaign manager.
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