Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Wrong Spitzer Is Getting All The Press

Maybe it's just that I'm a scientist, and am burned out on yet another Politican getting caught doing something they shouldn't. (And why is that Republicans seem to always get caught with their hands in the cookie jar, and Democrats with their hands in... Uh make that... with their pants down?). Anyways, Gov Spitzer keeps making headlines, while the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope makes a huge discovery, and not a peep about that.

To remedy that:

NASA reports that the Spitzer Space Telescope has found organics and water in the same location as where planets are forming. This is clear evidence that many of the processes that have been postulated to have occured in Earth's past are now being observed in circumstances much like what Earth experienced. As a scientist I can say that this is exciting confirmation of the hypothesized explanation of how organic molecules, the building blocks of life, came to be here on Earth.

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