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Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson is currently the Shoemaker Postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center. His research interests are, broadly, understanding the geologic history of Mars and how it has changed over time. He is a member of the ChemCam science team on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, working on day-to-day rover operations, and on processing and interpreting ChemCam results.

Ryan's website can be found here.

Latest Blog Posts

Summary of the fifth MSL landing site selection meeting

Posted 2011/07/06 10:40 CDT | 0 comments

Well, after three days of fascinating science and heated discussion, the fifth and final MSL landing site workshop has come to a close, and the consensus is -- that all of the sites are pretty darn interesting.

Zapping Rocks for Science

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!

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