Now, look at that list and notice how many have "NASA" in their title but not one of them are part of NASA!!! They are all state or private citizens with grant money.This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0952013 and contributions from philanthropic foundations. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Do they do useful research? Most do! But some, like NASA-GISS, is all smoke and mirrors!!!