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Comment: Slow walking (Score -1, Troll) 59

by amightywind (#49306263) Attached to: Report: NASA May Miss SLS Launch Deadline
Not surprising. Obama's activists at NASA have been slow walking (read sabotaging) the program for years. They'd rather be raining federal dollars on their crooked hero Elon MUsk. We need a new President who will make SLS a priority. Constellation was a great program and the leftists wrecked it. Now we are marooned for the next decade on a decrepit space station with our arch enemies, the Russians. Not a space program befitting America, but then again, neither is our leadership.

Comment: Political power is irresistable (Score 0) 320

Political power is irresistible to left leaning scientists, particularly those who've constructed and apocalyptic narrative around their subject (climate research, cough cough...) Who wouldn't want to save the world, and line their pockets at the same time?

Comment: For comparison (Score -1) 39

by amightywind (#49220967) Attached to: Martian Canyons May Have Been Carved By Wind
For comparison, fluvial landforms of the Atacama have been exposed for about ~23 million years. Channels on Mars have been exposed for 3.5 billion, a huge difference (150x by my count). Even a weak erosive force can accomplish a lot in that time. In that time wind erosion has almost entirely excavated Gale Crater to a depth of more than 5km, leaving Mount Sharp behind at a similar height.

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