Posts Tagged ‘nasa’

Jupiter Is a Garden of Storms – Issue 22: Slow – Nautilus

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Jupiter Is a Garden… @NASA supports hardware over data analysis, pts resonating w/ other disciplines HT @MarinaP63

“Now I’m going to make a complaint: NASA’s a wonderful organization, and I’m grateful to NASA for the funding that they’ve given me and my fellow theorists. But the amount of money that they spend on hardware—on getting things up into space, compared with the amount of money they spend to analyze the data they obtain from those things is very imbalanced. There are tons of data from the Voyager trips collected 31 years ago that are still unanalyzed, and getting funding to examine them is very, very difficult. People go, “Oh no, you have to do something new and exciting with new data! You don’t want to go back and look at data that is so old.” But there’s stuff there that’s really valuable! What sells in Congress is hardware. Everybody likes hardware. What NASA really needs—I hate to say this—is another Carl Sagan. Carl had a knack for making people appreciate what we discovered as well as the machines that made the discoveries possible.”

NASA Adds to Evidence of Mysterious Ancient Earthworks

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

#NASA Adds to Evidence of Mysterious Ancient Earthworks, built in Neolithic Kazakhstan Vindication for von Daniken?

Here’s What Happens When You Light a Fire in Space – Megan Garber – The Atlantic

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Here’s What Happens When You Light a Fire in #Space: flame doesn’t go up & you can get cool flames via @TheAtlantic