Ryan Anderson has a background in physics and astronomy, but these days his research involves shooting rocks with lasers and looking at landing sites for the Mars Science Laboratory rover. He also is a Pancam payload downlink lead for the Mars Exploration Rovers. He blogs for the American Geophysical Union at Martian Chronicles.
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Posted 2011/07/06 10:40 CDT | 0 comments
Guest blog: Ryan Anderson: Summary of the fifth MSL landing site selection meeting
Posted 2011/05/27 09:01 CDT | 0 comments
Laser beams and space exploration are perfect for each other, and not just because all self-respecting starship captains know their way around a blaster. It turns out that zapping rocks with a laser is not only fun, it also can tell you what they're made of!