What is the latest gossip on science in general
Would there be time to land something on it like the Rosetta probe last year? I'm guessing probably not.Based on orbital data, it should be not so far away from earth this month. Could be the best opportunity to get new observations, which would allow very precise predictions for 2017.
I'm sure astronomers are watching this.
I have some awesome gossip, but I can't relate it because some high ranking physicists would be embarrassed. However, I will say that they were analyzing certain data incorrectly, causing them to mis-estimate the quantity of something by a lot, until an independent researcher brought their error to their attention. They shot him down a few times in a row, claiming the method of analysis had been checked and vetted by some big wheels, so they were confident of it. When I heard what they were mis-estimating, I raised both eyebrows. I can't tell you what it was, but it's kind of a big deal these past few years. And if anyone asks, you didn't hear it from me.
No, it has to do with the quantity of a particular substance on earth. It's not iron, but lets pretend it's iron because the amount of the thing in question can only be estimated just like the amount of iron can only be estimated: they way they were estimating the amount of 'iron' on earth was incorrect, leading to a non-trivial mis-estimation of that amount. That is: they had good data, but they were using the wrong math tools to analyze it.Is this cosmological in origin? Number of SN? Nobel prize invalidated kind of rumor?