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Bad summary (1)

Kupfernigk (1190345) | more than 3 years ago | (#36236678)

As far as I can see, some of the "missing mass" has been detected in filaments. Unlike Jocelyn Bell (who had to wire up the radiotelescope and hand-analyse the data) this student took already existing equipment and made some measurements. Then someone else confirmed the result.

I expect she's a very bright student. And early luck is important to scientific success. But otherwise this article makes me think of "Colonial cringe" - that everything in Australia has to be wonderful. It's a little bit like the guy last year who was hyped as having revolutionised vehicle powertrains, but in fact had rediscovered the principle of the Toyota Prius hybrid system, only without understanding it.

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