Archive for March 8, 2012

Solar Storms Hit Earth

March 8, 2012

Take cover!!!!!!!

Just kidding. It’s not like that!

The largest solar storm in five years has hit the Earth, but scientists say that we’ve lucked out (so far).

The storm arrived Thursday morning and scientists say that the “peacefulness” of it could change as the storm spends the day shaking the planet’s magnetic field.

From ZDNet:

NASA reports that the  two new solar flares were ejected from the sun on Wednesday March 6 and reached Earth at 5:45 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 8. The two flares were traveling at 1,300 and 1,100 miles per second.

Even though there was a larger solar flare last  year, magnetic, radio and radiation emissions could create a larger impact on Earth. Early reports say the impact was weaker than anticipated but the intensity of the storm could pick up.


Casey Anthony: No Delay in Civil Trial

March 8, 2012

Judge Lisa Munyon has refused to delay Casey Anthony’s upcoming civil trial from a defamation lawsuit, set to start April 10.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Jury selection is slated to begin April 10 in the case filed against Anthony by Kissimmee mother Zenaida Gonzalez.

Gonzalez claims Anthony ruined her reputation in 2008 when she told law-enforcement a babysitter with the same name kidnapped her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Marie.