Friday, January 05, 2007

Quote of the Week

This is in regards to NASA cutting funding for the Space Interfermetry Mission (SIM), a mission which would be able to do all sorts of awesome things:

The decision to cut funding has not gone down well, with Gould citing "stupidity" as one reason for the cut.
-- Nature, Vol 445, 4 January 2007
The rest of the article, entitled Alien Earth (subscription needed, sorry), is a concise, fairly interesting discussion of the prospects of finding an Earth-like planet around another star, something in which many astronomers have invested a lot of time—and bet money.

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