posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 12:34 PM
Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
Originally posted by abeverage
Anyway do you find it interesting they are re-activating it in it's role as Asteroid hunter? Makes you wonder if the Chelyabinsk meteor had any
influence on it.
I'm sure it "sort of" had a role in the general sense -- meaning that the whole purpose of WISE is to look for asteroids, including dangerous
With WISE, it sounds like a "damned if they do and damned if they don't" situation. One one hand, if NASA left WISE dormant, people would complain
that they aren't using the tools they posses to look for potentially dangerous asteroids....
...On the other hand, if the re-activate WISE, some people say "OMG! NASA must be reactivating WISE because they know something that they aren't
telling us!" (not that you, abeverage, said anything like this in your post).
Actually I would think it would be a good thing to use the Russian asteroid event as a cause, with little suspicion. I just find it interesting that
the shut it down usually they push money around and keep an operating instrument working by reassigning it. Which correct me if I am wrong but even as
a 16" scope would be useful.
They opened up MOC (Mars Orbital Camera) for suggested targets why not do the same if they satellite is fully functional?
Of course there would be those that complain they already paid for it in taxes...but
To me if they couldn't find the money, maybe there should be a kickstarter type program for Amateurs like myself to get their grubby mitts on a space
based scope! Not all discoveries are made by scientists and specialists...
Oh and I always think NASA is withholding some information from the public, but if they are unlike many I think they should!
22-8-2013 by abeverage because: (no reason given)