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Sun Aug 12, 2018, 11:20 PM

HE WHO LAUGHS LAST - LAUNCHES BEST: PARKER SOLAR PROBE MISSION A TESTAMENT TO FAITH


JASON RHIAN
AUGUST 13TH, 2018

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — A speech during a pivotal scene in the 2016 movie Captain America Civil War, has become relevant in terms of the recent flight of the Parker Solar Probe. If you don’t think so, you might want to chat with Eugene Parker.

Science can be a brutal arena. Parker found out the hard way. He presented his theory of the supersonic solar wind as well as the what came to be called the Parker solar spiral in the outer solar system. His colleagues were less than impressed and rejected his theory. Two of these esteemed professionals took it a step further, rejecting the paper he submitted to the Astrophysical Journal. They thought he was “crazy.”

Parker stood his ground. He stated that he had done the calculations and that they were correct.

Thankfully, not everyone had blinders on and noted the value of Parker’s work. The editor of the Astrophysical Journal, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, overturned their decision. It was a good thing he did so.

Read more at http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/editorial/he-who-laughs-last-launches-best-parker-solar-probe-mission-a-testament-to-faith/#4WwjLIqZt5gl7G3Z.99

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TlalocW Aug 2018 #1
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 11:51 PM

1. It's not a testament to faith

Faith is the belief in something without evidence. The dude had the numbers.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2018, 12:58 AM

2. I watched the Parker Solar Probe blast-off....

it was awesome. I was so sorry to see that Parker's health is failing but so grateful he was here to see this momentous occasion. Neither he nor I will mostly likely be alive in 7 years but I was so thrilled to be a part of history.

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