The Wisdom in X-rays

I’m genuinely honoured to have a guest blog post today in Nature’s Soapbox Science blog about the repurcussions of the recent plug being pulled on the ATHENA X-ray telescope. I’m quite proud of this one. Please do go over and take a look!

(You also get to see what I actually look like, in case you’re curious…)

Isaac Newton taught us that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. What he didn’t mention, however, was the fact that this is true for more than just physics. It’s an unfortunate fact in the academic world, that science costs money. Typically, the better or more exciting the feat being attempted, the more expensive it is. While as scientists we all have to learn to accept this, it still comes as little consolation to those who get caught in the aftermath of cancelled projects.

About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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