Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Solar Flares Light Up the Night Sky

Solar Flares Light Up the Night Sky - The sun has blasted the earth with radiation in the biggest solar storm since 2005 and stargazers in southern Victoria and Tasmania could be in for a celestial treat. Charged particles from a solar flare began hitting Earth on Monday, with space weather experts warning the rush of radiation could disrupt global positioning system signals and electrical grids in polar regions. The storm could already be disrupting satellite communications as streams of radiation from the sun bounce across the Earth's magnetic field, which extends above the surface into space. ''With the radiation storm in progress now, satellite operators could be experiencing trouble, and there are probably impacts as well to high frequency [radio] communications in polar regions,'' physicist Doug Biesecker of the Space Weather Prediction Centre in Colorado told The Washington Post. Radio blackouts could force airlines to reroute flights between North America and Europe or Asia. Stargazers in southern Victoria and Tasmania may have witnessed auroras in the sky last night and the bursts of colourful light will also be visible tonight, Marc Duldig, president of the Australian Institute of Physics said. But he said the storm was unlikely to affect flights, electrical grids and satellite communication in Australia. Solar Flares Light Up the Night Sky

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Paris Hilton Net Worth

Paris Hilton Net Worth - Paris Hilton was born in New York, New York and has an estimated net worth of $45 million dollars.The great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain, Paris Hilton was born into money. She began working as a model while in elementary school and was subsequently signed to T Management. She has modeled for various advertising campaigns, including work for Guess, Christian Dior, and Marciano, among others. She became a household name in 2003, when she began appearing on the reality show, “The Simple Life”. A sex tape, which she tried to have suppressed, was also released in 2003 under the title, “One Night in Paris”. he has made guest appearances on various television programs, including “The O.C.”, “Las Vegas”, and “Veronica Mars”, and also played supporting roles in such films as “Nine Lives” and “House of Wax”. She has also appeared on a number of reality series including “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF”, and its various spin-offs, and the short-lived, “The World According to Paris’. She has also released one album. Paris Hilton’s family has a fortune in the billions. Paris’ family money comes from the hotel business, but paris has her hands in a lot of business as well. Paris has a shoe line, perfume, CD and movie royalties, money from appearances, a book, clothes, and hair accessories, just to name a few. Paris gets between $25,000 and $100,000 for a hosting fee to appear at parties and clubs. Paris Hilton Net Worth