Water on sunlit moon: 1) Earlier data could not differentiate H0, H20. 2) SOFIA results move ball forward, unambiguously identifying H20. 3) Even in 2009, expectation was that a lot of this was water. 4) Seems unlikely, then and now, to be useful for astronauts. https://t.co/cyfDVHNa8T
The news that NASA announced today of water in the sunlit parts of the moon was first announced 11 years ago. The new SOFIA measurements are indeed more definitive but not a surprise. https://t.co/vGcLcsqIbn
@apoorva_nyc@kchangnyt@BillHanage@meganranney Emphasis on "may". At the time she tested negative by rapid test, and was never tested by PCR. She only tested positive by antibodies 46 days later.
We're too far into the pandemic to be focusing on these anecdotal outbreak reports. Shouldn't be in the NYT in my opinion.
I'm quoted in today's Word of the Day! "The image, taken by NASA's Odyssey orbiter, showed a sinuous dried-up river channel leading into one side of the crater." — Kenneth Chang, The New York Times, 30 July 2020 https://t.co/nldYCK0a5ahttps://t.co/VPskkdxwqa
I reread my story. I did poke fun at the physicists being poked at by XKCD, but there's nothing vitriolic or portraying them as arrogant. Even quoted a Carl T. Bergstrom saying what Illinois is doing is "a remarkable accomplishment." https://t.co/nV5FwXgNUm
3. Why? It seems that (1) the massive testing program found lots of cases upon entry and before it could influence transmission and (2) students partied, even after testing positive.
Newspapers ate it up. Even the @NYTimes.