Tris Mamone wrote a new post, Why astronomers reluctantly announced a possible exomoon discovery 3 years ago
By Davide Castelvecchi
The high-profile quest to spot moons orbiting distant planets has been a series of let-downs, with each hint of an ‘exomoon’ fading under closer inspection. So astronomer David Kippin […]
Teachey wrote. “The announcement and subsequent retraction of potentially ground-breaking results has the effect of eroding public trust in science over time, and we are chiefly concerned with not contributing to that problem.”
Refreshing attitude there. Lots of people figure any publicity is good publicity.
Better this attitude than 1989 cold fusion results announced from Utah by folks who were sloppy with their calorimetry.