"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." - Albert Einstein
Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:35 AM
Samples of Moon dust gathered by Neil Armstrong have turned up after being lost for 40 years.
Now, thanks to Karen Nelson, a tidy archivist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, about 20 forgotten vials of moon dust collected by Armstrong and Aldrin have been rescued from a grave of their own: a warehouse at the Berkeley lab, where they'd sat quietly gathering, um, Earth dust for the last 40 years or so.
If you didn't see it with your own eyes, or hear it with your own ears, don't invent it with your small mind and share it with your big mouth!
Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:04 PM
Perhaps the folks at Berkeley just lost interest in the dust once it became apparent there were no signs of past carbon-based moon life in it. Then again, you never know: Maybe they should analyze the stuff a second time.
I think paperdyer is right, there is no way they would just lose interest. this looks more like a case of this woman trying to get a name for herself because surely if the tests had been done and there was something of interest they would never had ended up there. Why analyze it a second time?
Being skeptical of the paranormal is a good thing.
Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:31 PM
This should make the conspiracy crowd all warm and fuzzy.
- My God, what nefarious plan is now in the works?
- What did I miss?
- Why return it?
- Who does Karen Nelson really work for?
- Only 20 vials,... where is the rest?
- What did Steven Spielberg know?
- Whats that smell?
I still await the compelling Exhibit A.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ *The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. -Edmund Burke
Yes... 40 years to be exact and I just found them you know, boom bang bam here they are mam.
Don't s*** on a plate and tell me it's Pizza.
Intelligence or testing samples like this don't just forgotten about and ignored. It's ludacrisy to say they are that slack towards national security (at that point of time, hence a race to the moon. Would you compete then leave your winnings at the corner shop and just think "didn't I have money/*item* before oh well bugger it), that's like saying that the smallpox samples became lost because they were put in a cupboard.
But then again we live in a world where Gary McKinna embarrassed NASA, Pentagon and several other people all because they didn't use a password. ;)
In all honesty...yeah, I can see this happening. When all is said and done, it just takes a moment of incompetence by non-trained or action by double-blind personnel, to tuck something on a shelf and not even think about it later. These were, after all, not the only testing samples, and if there was no demand for more, there would be no reason to miss the lost ones.
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when it IS worthless...
Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:17 AM
chopmo, on 28 May 2013 - 11:46 PM, said:
..boom bang bam here they are mam.
..Don't s*** on a plate and tell me it's Pizza.
So, you're clearly in the sciences, then...
Intelligence or testing samples like this don't just forgotten about and ignored.
Why not? Because you don't think so? Do you know how many kilograms of lunar regolith was brought back from the Moon? Do you know how much of that has been carefully examined/distributed/given/loaned to people across the globe?
Let me tell you that the second number, while quite large, is WAY WAY less than the first. The world is NOT short of lunar regolith samples.
I like that word - let's all use it and see if it can get into the next Oxford/Websters...
There are answers out there, and they won't be found by people sitting around looking serious and saying 'Isn't life mysterious?' - Tim Minchin ('Storm') My garden is already magical and beyond beautiful - I do not need to invent fairies... - me The truth ONLY hurts when it slaps you in the face after you haven't done proper homework and made silly claims... - me