shouravv wrote:But NONE of this even matter: the author (Anne L. Kinney) simply was too lazy to do her research, and screwed up her publications and citations search. The UCSC press release noted her as a "top NASA scientist", so I did a little background search. It appears that Kinney is a highly powerful top-NASA-bureaucrat who had about ~20 publications ever of which she was the first author in only 1.
Yes, ONLY ONE first authored paper!!! Go check on astro-ph and ADS if you don't believe it.
No wonder she messed up so badly ...
The Chandra website says she has written about 75 scientific papers (http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/bios/kinney_bio.html) and I just did a search on ADS for "kinney, anne l." (querying astro, physics, and arxiv), which yielded 187 abstracts.
If this paper and her past research history is as bad as you say it is, I wonder how she got all of her prominent jobs at NASA, Space Telescope, Hubble, etc.?