This was (decommissioned 2005) not a “valuable space asset.”
“It was literally a leftist propaganda machine.
The $750 million mission measured the concentrations and distribution of gases important to ozone depletion, climate change and other atmospheric phenomena.”
And it BACKFIRED!
Read the WSJ today and you’ll find in the Opinion section a piece that highlights the results of partical physicists experiements linking cosmic radiation intensity and global temperature.
I mean, who would have thought that solar activity and planet temperatures would ever have been linked?
The scientist, for fear of being decapitated professionally, have all but concluded that solar wind and global temps are linked. They did cloud formation experiments using a cloud chamber and a partical accelerator at CERN.
It’s literally funny to read about it.
I’ll wager this $750M piece of crap was actually disproving their theory and got switched from ‘on’ to ‘off’. Science is a bitch that way, experiments proving and disproving theories, and the nasty way that experiments need to be repeatable.
IIRC, under the reign of Bush41, DuPont’s patent for Freon was expiring, and NASA just happened to need an excuse to justify more funding, or maintain existing levels, so the three colluding on this aspect.
Bush gets to look like an environmentalist (not that it did him any good), DuPont gets to shut out the generic freon competition, with its new coolant, and NASA (and its contractors) keep the money train rolling on yet another questionable project. (And the Algorsat project wasn’t yet on the boards...).
...................Read the WSJ today and youll find in the Opinion section a piece that highlights the results of partical physicists experiements linking cosmic radiation intensity and global temperature.......................
I wanted to post this piece, but I can’t do links.
Can you?, as this magnificent article takes out algore and all the manmade global BS. Article needs it’s own thread.
Just destroys their crap, using the CERN particle physics lab to prove that cosmic rays interact with our atmosphere to form seed clouds, which then controls how much direct sunlight finally hits earth.
Sell short anything that algore has invested it!