Scientific bent and bent science

Print edition : April 04, 2014

ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan at the Venkateswara temple in Tirupati in November 2013 with a model of the PSLV C-25 that put the Mars orbiter in orbit. One accomplished physicist's rather unscientific explanation was that this provided a legitimate psychological boost to the team involved in the mission. Photo: BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

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