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Planetary Society Hangout: Jan 17th, 2013 - Drilling on Mars with Joel Hurowitz

Thursday, Jan 17th, at noon PST/2000 UT

Posted by Casey Dreier

17-01-2013 14:00 CST

Topics: mission status, podcasts and videos, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

Join Emily Lakdawalla with special guest Dr. Joel Hurowitz, a JPL scientist working on Curiosity's sample acquisition team. He'll talk us through Curiosity's upcoming drill process and how it gathers samples of the Martian soil. Viewers can ask questions via the comments on the Google+ event, the comments on the YouTube URL, or using the hashtag #planetarylive on Twitter.

If you can't watch live, we'll post the recording after we're done. You can also submit questions in advance!

The video player is posted below, but it will not play until the scheduled time of the hangout.

Curiosity sampling the Martian surface


Curiosity sampling the Martian surface
Artist's concept of Curiosity using its turret-mounted tools to examine a rock on Mars.
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Or read more blog entries about: mission status, podcasts and videos, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)


frankbevan: 01/16/2013 03:40 CST

Casey --i tip my hat to you ---the effort you put into getting money for the exploration of space is staggering. i didnt realise how much you actually do. thank you

Lucy Jay: 01/17/2013 02:13 CST

In the UK, I have been involved in the BBC Stargazing/ project involving the public/non-scientists with some great photos being cataloged by them from the HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Interested in what you think of this kind of exploring...also are you concerned about the drill breaking during this exploration by Curiosity? Learnt a lot about Curiosity on the recent BBC Stargazing Live series. Keep up the amazing work!

Casey Dreier: 01/19/2013 02:42 CST

@frankbevan Thanks! It's my pleasure.

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