[FPSPACE] The George Brown Jr amendment
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Sat May 23 00:33:36 EDT 2009
From: E.P. Grondine [mailto:epgrondine at hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009 8:12 PM
I'll be very brief, to avoid tiring those on fpspace more
interested in the perceived threat from CO2 than the real
one from asteroids and comets.
> Finally, Jens, you failed to mention Schultz et al.'s
> refutation of Bland et al., which was published and went
> unresponded to. Why did you abandon that debate at the
> point you did, failing to mention Schultz et al.'s
> rebuttal, and Bland et al.'s lack of one?
On the Rio Cuarto craters Wikipedia says to-day: "There is
currently some controversy as to whether these structures
are actually produced by impacts, or by Aeolian surficial
processes, which form many similar features in that region;"
I take that to mean the issue is still open.
> I agree with you that Ilturalde needs to be examined. Where
> is the money to do so?
Goddard people from NASA conducted the ICE 2002 ( Iturralde
Crater Expedition 2002 ) expedition, in the steps of their
1998 expedition. On both occasions they failed to reach a
Money has come from a multitude of sponsors:
If the US government had not gotten itself entangled
in policing the souks of Mosul and Kandahar, then perhaps
NASA could have afforded to travel, if not to the Moon to
stay, then at least to the ISS to stay, as well as getting
to the bottom ( pun intended ) of the Iturralde crater
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