December 11, 2014

Top News Stories –

Christiano times it right for Christmas –
Christiano Ronaldo has given each of his Real Madrid team-mates a Bulgari watch worth £6,500. Each watch is engraved with the recipient’s name, the motif CR7 (he wears shirt number 7) and the words ‘La Decima’, to celebrate Real Madrid winning their 10th European Cup last season.
Cristiano_RonaldoChristiano Ronaldo

New female boss of Santander –
Baroness Shriti Vadera is appointed chair of Santander UK, making her the first woman to chair a major British bank. Vadera, a former Labour minister, will receive £650,000 a year for a three-day week. She will also continue her roles as a non-executive of drugs group AstraZeneca and mining company BHP, two of the largest companies in the FTSE 100.
Shriti_Vadera,_Baroness_VaderaBaroness Shriti Vadera

No returns accepted –
US firm Astobiotic launches the first postal service to send items to the moon – with prices ranging from $460 to $26,000.
The firm, which calls the service MoonMail, says it can give over entire missions for larger items that need more shipping space and hopes to fund the development of its lunar landing by offering to take items. (See video of the day)

Video of the Day –

Astrobotic: Lunar Delivery Service

List of the day –

Distances from sun to planets and earth to moon. [List from nineplanets.org]

                        Distance  O_Period				   
Name       #     Orbits (000 km)   (days)    Incl Eccen  Discoverer   Date   A.K.A.
---------  ---- ------- --------  --------  ----- -----  ----------   ----  -------
Sun         -      -        -         -       -     -       -           -   Sol (0)

Mercury    I    Sun        57910    87.97    7.00  0.21     -           -   (0)
Venus      II   Sun       108200   224.70    3.39  0.01     -           -   (0)
Earth      III  Sun       149600   365.26    0.00  0.02     -           -   (0)
Mars       IV   Sun       227940   686.98    1.85  0.09     -           -   (0)
Jupiter    V    Sun       778330  4332.71    1.31  0.05     -           -   (0)
Saturn     VI   Sun      1429400 10759.50    2.49  0.06     -           -   (0)
Uranus     VII  Sun      2870990 30685.00    0.77  0.05  Herschel     1781  (0)
Neptune    VIII Sun      4504300 60190.00    1.77  0.01  Adams(9)     1846  (0)
Pluto      IX   Sun      5913520 90550      17.15  0.25  Tombaugh     1930  (0)

Moon       I    Earth        384    27.32    5.14  0.05     -           -   Luna (0)

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