Posted by Jim Bell on 2008/06/13 01:49 CDT
One of the ways that planetary scientists try to understand the origin and evolution of landforms on other planets is by studying similar kinds of landforms or "analogs" here on the Earth. For the past few days I've been working with a group of colleagues doing just that--specifically, studying dunes in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in order to try to better understand the nature of sand dunes on Mars.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/06/11 10:19 CDT
MARCI and CTX: Lesser-known (but important!) siblings on MRO
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/06/10 01:00 CDT
Phoenix Sol 14 summary: Attempt to shake sample into TEGA fails, sample for optical microscope gathered
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/06/06 04:24 CDT
I'm going on vacation -- so I got two Jims to substitute!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/06/06 03:56 CDT
Phoenix sol 11: A dig at Baby Bear; poised to dump first TEGA sample
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/06/05 06:52 CDT
Report on Phoenix Sol 10: a "runout" day, leaving time to gawk at sol 9 microscopic images
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/06/04 05:27 CDT
Report on Phoenix Sol 9 activities: Ready to get samples; but Odyssey is in safe mode
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/06/03 06:49 CDT
Report on Phoenix Sol 8 activities: An extra day to learn how to use the arm
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/06/03 12:55 CDT
Press conferences from American Astronomical Society meeting
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/06/02 04:00 CDT
My presentations to the American Astronomical Society sessions on New Media
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