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Elementary School Kids Explore the Moon At Close Range 42

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sighted writes "The twin robotic spacecraft that make up the new GRAIL mission to map the moon's gravity include small cameras in addition to their primary scientific instruments. The first images from those cameras, as selected by school kids, were downlinked to Earth on March 20. 'MoonKAM is based on the premise that if your average picture is worth a thousand words, then a picture from lunar orbit may be worth a classroom full of engineering and science degrees,' said Maria Zuber, GRAIL mission principal investigator."
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Elementary School Kids Explore the Moon At Close Range

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  • by Taco Cowboy (5327) on Thursday March 22, 2012 @07:56PM (#39446451) Journal

    In TFA, it was stated that

    "based on the premise that if your average picture is worth a thousand words, then a picture from lunar orbit may be worth a classroom full of engineering and science degrees,' said Maria Zuber, GRAIL mission principal investigator"

    I am trying not to rain on their parade, but ...

    Based on the societal structure now, wall street bankers, stock brokers and all those who work in financial industries are raking in multi-Giga-bucks

    On the other hand, how much are engineers, principal investigators, scientists making?

    And based on the social pecking order --- the engineers, scientists, principal investigators have to kow tow to those with $$$

    Let's face it: Science and Engineering aren't hot anymore

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