Project Manager, Imaging Scientist and Instrument Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Our reporting from the 2nd Mars 2020 Rover Landing Site Selection Workshop continues as we talk with Jim Bell and Justin Maki, leaders of the development team for the most advanced camera ever planned for the surface of Mars. Emily Lakdawalla shares jaw-dropping visualizations of Pluto created from New Horizons images by “amateurs.” Bill Nye agrees with astronaut Jeremy Hansen: Mars is a crappy place to live. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan share more night sky wonder and a space trivia contest.
Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z cross-section
Cross-sectional view of the Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z color stereo camera system.
Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z zoom design
Cross-sectional view of the Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z zoom design.