Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest Media

Our national media is at it again, feeding gullible mass with incorrect information.

Indian express shouts

Chandrayaan-1 finds water on moon: Report

Times of India reports

Chandrayaan finds water on Moon's surface

NDTV as usual is miles off mark reporting

Chandrayaan discovers water on moon

The fact is the result is due to efforts of  data from three spacecraft that have made close flybys of the moon. Research teams from Brown University, the University of Maryland and the U.S. Geological Survey used spectroscopic measurements taken of the lunar surface by NASA's Cassini and Deep Impact spacecraft, as well as India's Chandrayaan 1 satellite.

From India’s side, credit for this goes to NASAs Moon Minerology Mapper (M3), one of two instruments contributed by NASA to  Chandrayaan-1. M3 is a state-of-the-art imaging spectrometer that will provide the first map of the entire lunar surface at high spatial and spectral resolution, revealing the minerals of which it is made.

Of course, we should be proud of the fact that India’s maiden moon mission was destined to be the means to one of greatest discoveries in the history of space research.

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