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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: 3 years, 3 months, and 28 days

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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). [...]

Obama whipsaws nation from Moon to Asteroid: Is he WISEing up?

You’ve got to wonder sometimes what could be going on behind the scenes.  Could it be that the early results of the WISE mission and other disturbing government science projects are encouraging the bold (but not entirely unexpected) move of the White House to ditch the return to Moon in order to [...]

Days since NASA has reported WISE finding a comet or asteroid NEO: 19

See here:  http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/stats/wise/

NASA continues opaque and clumsy treatment of dark comets and dark asteroids found by WISE

NASA put out another one of those creepy home made news articles today regarding the WISE mission finding dark objects.  This one is even more condescending than usual, with the inane lede, “Imagine you are a Brontosaurus….”

Well, I am not a “Brontosaurus.”  But I am keenly interested in what the hell WISE is finding [...]

WISE finds nine dark comets -- and one black comet -- in six weeks

This is not breaking news, but rather a brief breakdown of information gleaned from David Shiga’s great New Scientist article last week regarding the findings of the recently launched WISE infrared space telescope.   The information from the article, though unattributed, is presumably from the mission scientists themselves:

In its first six weeks of [...]

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 [...]