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Crashing to Earth

February 2, 2010

Here’s some interesting news. Turns out, NASA destroyed their own extraordinarily expensive weather satellite last year, apparently for completely stupid reasons. The wise tarsier of Brenchley has this to say:

”Not greatly to my surprise – indeed I predicted it – the satellite crashed on take-off because the last thing they want is real world hard data,” he told a climate sceptics’ lunch in South Yarra yesterday.

NASA understood that getting the satellite into orbit would have demonstrated ”the whole darn thing” – climate-change science – ”is nonsense”.

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2 comments

  1. Strictly speaking it was not a weather satellite


  2. I came very, very close to a coffee-keyboard disaster at the moment I got the joke, Ben. Keep up the good work!



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