Archive for October, 2009

U.S., two other failed banks, 101 are from the beginning of the year

Yesterday two more failed banks in the United States, the United American Bank and Partners Bank. With these two failures, the number of failed banks in the U.S. since the beginning of the year comes to 101 (in May were 36 banks failed since the beginning of the year). The only close the partner bank will cost the FDIC, the Federal agency for deposit insurance, [...]

Discovered 32 new exoplanets

The astronomers of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced the discovery of 32 new extrasolar planets (or exoplanets). The discovery of 32 new planets came spettografo thanks to HARPS (High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher), which is located in La Silla, Chile With these 32 HARPS planets discovered more than 75 planets in [...]

NASA takes a solar flare

Two NASA satellites were recorded at the end of September, a solar flare. Solar flare, which normally reaches a height of 150,000 km, much larger than the diameter of the Earth (12,700 miles), although there have been eruptions that reach a height higher. The solar flare shown in the figure below occurred in July 2002, [...]

NASA managed the "bombing" lunar

NASA has announced that it is perfectly managed the bombardment of the moon. The U.S. space agency has launched a Centaur rocket, which was located on the spacecraft LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite) game in June from Cape Canaveral, to the moon, actually inside the crater Cabeus. The rocket with the impact [...]