Friday, December 18, 2009

The spectacular discovery no one is talking about

The sad thing is that since climategate, I wonder if these scientists are exaggerating their claims and manipulating the data in order to secure funding.

One month ago, the US space agency NASA announced an astounding discovery: water on the moon.

We didn’t just find a little bit; we found a significant amount’, said an ‘ecstatic’ Anthony Colaprete, the leader of NASA’s project. Twenty-six gallons of water were found after the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission exploded a rocket and a probe into a large crater at the moon’s south pole – and there could be lots more water elsewhere on the moon. All of a sudden, a place hitherto thought of as desolate, harsh and inhospitable has become full of potential for humans. It is not an exaggeration to say that this finding could prove to be one of the most important space discoveries in our lifetimes, a turning point in our understanding of the moon and the solar system. Read more.

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