First, a little update on Planck Satelllite. I hear tell they are getting ready to release the final conclusions:
When will we get them? Later this month, apparently. Bruce Partridge, an American working on the European Space Agency’s Planck probe, more or less told the audience that he knew lots of interesting stuff—including an update on the number of neutrinos and the value of the Hubble constant. But Partridge wouldn’t be sharing any of them. People would have to wait for a massive release of papers set for late March.
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John Mather NASA Physics Nobel Prize Laureate discovery Big Bang Cosmology Cosmic Blackbody Radiation COBE Satellite
John C. Mather NASA Physics Nobel Prize Laureate discovery Big Bang Cosmology Cosmic Blackbody Radiation COBE Satellite
In a 2002 paper Mather characteristically presents a wordy discussion a whole laundry list of problems with his calibrator. The paper purports to explain away all criticisms (It does not). There is no indication that he is even aware of the problem described above – a problem he created himself.
This is the shocking level of “science” that went on. Whenever there is criticism, just pile on a whole bunch of scholarly language upon it! Just language the critics to death! And as soon as The Astrophysical Journal publishes this verbose junk, the authors are in the clear!