Why Green Campaigners Are to Blame for the Philae Probe Failure

November 19, 2014 11:56 PM

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Why Green Campaigners Are to Blame for the Philae Probe Failure

The green agenda has claimed a new victim: the Philae comet probe. As the probe lies dormant, unable to recharge its solar powered batteries so far from the sun, it has emerged that green lobbyists were behind moves to bar rocket scientists from using nuclear energy to power the device forcing scientists to rely on solar power instead.

The European Space Agency opened a new chapter in space exploration last week when it successfully landed the Philae probe on the surface of the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, currently hurtling through space at nearly 40,000 miles an hour, at a cost of £1billion. But less than three days later the ch...

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