A good week for ...
Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar's opposition leader had a homecoming of sorts in Britain, returning for the first time to the country where she had been living until 1988. Among her engagements was a historic address to both houses of the British Parliament and a visit to Oxford, where she lived with her husband and two sons until she left for Myanmar to care for her dying mother, never imagining that it would be 24 years before she could return.
The Nasa space probe reached the edge of the solar system, extending its record for being the most distant man-made object in space, sending back data showing a sharp increase in charged particles that originate from beyond the solar system. 'Voyager scientists looking at this rapid rise draw closer to an inevitable but historic conclusion - that humanity's first emissary to interstellar space is on the edge of our solar system,' Nasa said. Voyager 1, along with its sister spacecraft Voyager 2, was launched 35 years ago and is now about 18 billion kilometres from the sun. It is moving at a speed of about 17 kilometres per second and it currently takes 16 hours and 38 minutes for data to reach Nasa's network on earth.
Simon Siu Fai
The 24-year-old beat more than 1,000 other university students to win a Hong Kong investment contest - and HK$13,000 in prize money. Fai used software he developed at Chinese University to calculate market trends and time trades, saying he sees investing as a mathematical puzzle. He said he had received job offers from several banks after he graduated this year, but turned them down to work as an independent investor.