I was sitting in the Davis train station waiting for my train home, typing a summary of today's Science Discussion, when an old friend sat down across from me. Bill Cotton! A retired conductor and "legend of the Amtrak line", Bill knew everyone by name and still remembers most of us regular riders. He said he is meeting Bruce, another conductor, tomorrow. Bruce and I talked a lot about Mars when I first became part of the MastCam/MAHLI/MARDI camera team for Curiosity. I gave Bill my blog address and asked him to pass it on to Bruce. After talking a bit more, I said I'd add a link to the great images in the JPL press releases, so here it is, Bill: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/news/whatsnew/ It's so great to have run into you!
Now it's back to that summary of today's Science Discussion, with an even bigger smile on my face!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Curiosity took a self portrait using the MAHLI. Here is a great description of how the imaging was done at National Geographic: