It appears that some U.S. senators understand what some of their colleagues in the House of Representatives don’t get—science is facts, not opinions. The Senate Appropriations Committee has voted to restore the funds chopped out of NASA’s fiscal 2016 budget request for space-based Earth science by a bunch of ideologues on the House Science Committee. Those lawmakers, who play an important role in setting U.S. space policy, appear to have decided that the stark consensus of ...


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