April 2010

NASA released stunning new image captured by their Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, a space telescope calculated to learn our sun.

"SDO is our 'Hubble for the sun,'" says Lika Guhathakurta, a scientist, in a report released Wednesday. NASA say SDO will play a serious role in helping scientists know our nearest star more methodically, as well as its effect on our planet.

Because its start on on February 11, SDO has been moving into a geosynchronous orbit and bringing its on-board instrument online. The images unveiled on Wednesday's press discussion are among the first images sent back by the Atmospheric Imaging meeting, the observatory's main telescope array.

One thing that make SDO unique it is ability to see the full-size picture literally. Rather than just focusing on a section of the sun, the observatory is able to monitor the whole sun in what it calls the "full disk" view.

NASA strategy to have SDO in operation for the next 5 years, and says the observatory has enough fuel on board to continue to work for an additional 5 years after it complete it is initial science mission.

Self-appointed god man Nityananda, who has been connected to a sex scandal following sleazy videotape recording showing him was aired, was on Wednesday under arrest from a village 50 km on or after Shimla, police said.

"He was arrested from a home near Arki town," Solan police leader Prem Thakur said.

He had been stay at a Solan hideaway for more than a month. The tainted he was arrested after a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued against him by a court. He has been exciting under several section of the IPCC.

Videotape recording telecast in the early hours March showed Nityananda in bed with a woman. He, but, denied any wrongdoing. On March 30, the self-styled god man had announce his decision to resign as head of his Dhyanapeetam ashram and from all trust associated with it, living a life of "spiritual seclusion" for an imprecise time.

The swami's supposed sleazy acts in company of a Tamil actress were aired by TV channel on March 3. He has claim that the images in the video have been morphed and he had not done no matter which illegal.

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Spain at 00:08 am local time. The epicenter was located 24 kilometers southeast from Granada, 106 kilometers west of Malaga & 341 kilometers south of Madrid.

This earthquake was deep, at 616 kilometres near the Sierra Nevada mountain range. No aftershocks have yet been reported. The quake was most felt in the province of Malaga, report said. Numerous earthquakes are guessed in excess of 4.0 magnitudes to strike the region within 7 days after an earthquake of this strength.

Meanwhile, about a month ago Spanish Geologist Luis Eugenio Suarez said that Granada could suffer an earthquake within the short term, & with an intensity similar to that of February 27 Cauquenes, Chile earthquake.

The last earthquake that struck Spain was in Arenas del Rey, in Granada, 126 years ago, & a magnitude 6.6 leaving between 750 & 900 dead, 1000s injured & material destruction.

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattled Baja California, Mexico, on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

The moderate earthquake was about 11 miles close to the west-southwest of Guadalupe VIctoria, Baja California, & about 32 miles south-southeast of Mexicali, Baja California&.8217;s capital, the USGS said.

The earthquake occurred at 9:44 a.m. & it is having 6.2 miles deep, the USGS said. It has no damages.

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake has struck south-central Alaska, shaking buildings in Anchorage. The Alaska Earthquake Information Centre said that it received no reports of the quake causing damage.

The earthquake was struck at 8:19 a.m. The epicenter was placed near to the 56km north-east of Anchorage & was 30km deep.

The West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Centre says the quake cause no tsunami warning.

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake shock off the coast of Indonesia early Wednesday, triggering 2 tsunamis & injuring more people, officials said.

6 people on Simeulue island were wounded when the quake hit, & 2 houses collapsed under the violent shaking, Police said.The island is just off the coast of Banda Aceh, a city at the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island where residents lost power after the temblor.

"The quake was felt strong, maybe about 3 to 4 minutes," said Officials.


A 10-year-old boy has died after being hit by a bus on Walt Disney World property.Kim Montes said the boy was deadly struck close to the Fort Wilderness resort while riding his bicycle Thursday. He comes with an 11-year-old friend, who was not hurt.

The names of the boy & his friend were not immediately released. Officials said that 17 to 20 people were aboard the bus, which was run by Disney. They said none of the bus passengers were injured in the accident.


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