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From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
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The consequences if Russia carries out its threat to shut down the U.S. science GPS stations in Russia will be relatively minimal according to scientists.

The consequences if Russia carries out its threat to shut down the U.S. science GPS stations in Russia will be relatively minimal according to scientists.

Only if the stations, which are essentially nothing more that GPS geological data-loggers, are removed permanently or shut down for a long period will the consequences to geological research become more damaging. The article also points out the stupidity of the American government in this dispute. Its refusal to allow similar Russian GPS geological research data-loggers in the states makes no sense.

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One comment

  • Pzatchok

    The real issue is that the Russians don’t need stations in the US.

    They get access to all the data from the US stations just like everyone else does.

    They want stations in the US as nothing more than a possible point for spying but more than likely nothing more than just political points.
    They can not afford them nor do they need them for anything, Do they have their own world wide GPS system or are they using the US system for civilian use like everyone else does.

    Everyone who can, including the US, is trying to put up their own military GPS systems but none are asking to put military monitoring stations in their possible enemies territory.

    This is just an argument to stick it to Obama again.

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