Curiosity Project Scientist, California Institute of Technology
The Mars Science Laboratory rover has accomplished its primary goals on the Red Planet, and John Grotzinger has left his central role to become Chair of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. He shares his thoughts about the ongoing mission and much more. Emily reports from the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas. LightSail is ready to be bolted to an Atlas 5 rocket, according to Jason Davis. Bruce Betts learns what a white dwarf star has in common with a can of tomato sauce in What’s Up.