THE COCKEYED COBE SATELLITE CELEBRATES THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY


NASA science fraud John Mather and his ‘vehicle’: The COBE Satellite

On this momentous occasion, there appeared this reoprt in a very minor site:


NASA’s Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite rocketed into Earth orbit on Nov. 18, 1989, and quickly revolutionized our understanding of the early cosmos. Developed and built at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., COBE precisely measured and mapped the oldest light in the universe — the cosmic microwave background.

Indeed! The truthful way to put it:

NASA’s Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite rocketed into Earth orbit on Nov. 18, 1989, and quickly revolutionized our understanding of how best to commit science fraud. Incompetently developed and built at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., COBE conked out and the NASA scientists resorted to the oldest art in the universe – cheating, to establish the bogus cosmic microwave background.

If this were not a very serious matter, it could be a fine comedy about an outrageously incompetent band of NASA scientists! Compare:


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