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20 August 2017
Sol 1793: It’s Always Sunny in Gale Crater
Not to be overshadowed by other goings on in the solar system, we planned a full day of activities for Curiosity on Monday.
18 January 2013
Using a very strong light to study rock number four
To jump on the bandwagon, here is my research, described using only the 1000 most common English words. It would have been nice if “Mars” and “Laser” and “Robot” were available:
8 August 2012
I neglected to mention one important development from yesterday. On landing night, after I had finished freaking out about our successful safe landing, I noticed that fellow ChemCam post-doc Nina Lanza was wearing a very special ChemCam shirt with this on the front: As a big fan of lasers and dinosaurs (my favorite toys as a kid were DinoRiders), I had to ask about it. Apparently Nina had made an …
3 August 2012
MSL: Mars Action Hero
You know, I’m tired of hearing about how the Mars Exploration Rovers are so cute, and spunky, but their successor Mars Science Lab is big and ugly. MSL isn’t supposed to be cute, it’s supposed to be awesome.
Just how awesome, you ask? I’ll tell you how awesome.
5 Ways Landing on Mars is like Having a Baby
As we draw closer and closer to Curiosity’s landing, I can’t help but think that there are some important similarities between landing on Mars and having a baby. Before you ask: no, I don’t actually know what it is like to have a kid. For that matter, I also have never experienced the landing of a Mars mission that I have been involved with. But in both cases, I know enough …
27 October 2011
A collection of space and planetary-themed parodies of the 99% movement, including a couple that I made myself!
15 September 2011
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Red Dust’ Album About Mars
The geniuses at The Onion have come up with a brilliant article about Bruce Springsteen releasing a Mars sci-fi themed album.