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Number of days writer Richard Kerr has failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 4 years

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Breaking: WISE mission misleads public with confusing comet stats

In my day work I am no stranger to government bureaucracies and “programs” manipulating information about their activities until it suits them to do otherwise.  The WISE mission is no different.

In March of this year David Shiga wrote an obviously informed article revealing early results of the WISE mission (below). [...]

The February 11 JPL Press Release on dark, dead comets and the WISE mission

Here’s the full press release about WISE mission finding dark comets.

WISE spies a Comet With its Powerful Infrared Eye, NASA\Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Feb 11, 2010 NASA\JPL–NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has discovered its first comet, one of many the mission is expected to find among millions of other objects during its [...]

New Scientist: WISE mission finding yet more dark, dead comets

Now visible comet from WISE in infrared

In an earlier post I noted that last month NASA had mentioned WISE finding dark and dead comets for the first time (at least as recorded on the Internet).  I thought it kind of odd that well into a mission [...]

NASA mentions

I have been interested for some time whether the WISE mission now underway is able to confirm or refute, in part, the widely dismissed theories of Bill Napier and the British NEO catastrophists.  In particular, that the solar system is host to dangerous dark bodies as well as the better known and more easily spotted bright [...]