Interview

  • Interview with Matt Golombek
    Pathfinder chief scientist, Matt Golombek, is a geologist on the science team evaluating what their second day on Mars will encompass. He describes what the first panoramas can show to a trained eye and what may follow in the days and weeks ahead for
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  • Extraterrestrial Capture
    In the next few days, a bullet-speed spacecraft called Stardust will pass through the wispy tail of a comet, capture about an ounce of its delicate particles, and then begin its return voyage back to Earth.
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  • Isidis, Martian Impact Basin
    Colin Pillinger, chief scientist for the Beagle lander, talked with Astrobiology Magazine earlier this month about his experiments to detect signs of life on Mars. Pillinger's approach to finding organic matter was a contrast to what in 1976, the Viking era of landers had tried.
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  • Dinner with Captain Kirk
    Director, writer, and one of the most memorable fictional explorers of space--William Shatner's Captain Kirk--explains how to go where few have gone before: how extreme explorers might confront the limits of life both terrestrial or beyond.
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  • A Traveler's Guide To Mars
    Arizona planetary scientist, Dr. Bill Hartmann, offers a visual grand tour of Mars, in anticipation of the trio of landers scheduled in the next few weeks.
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  • A Traveler’s Guide To Mars
    Arizona planetary scientist, Dr. Bill Hartmann, offers a visual grand tour of Mars, in anticipation of the trio of landers scheduled in the next few weeks.
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  • Two Worlds, One Sun
    Both of next month's Mars Exploration Rovers will debut a new concept in telling interplanetary time. On board will be panoramic cameras and color calibration targets so the pictures beamed back to Earth will give a realistic view of what the landscape offers.
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  • Hooked by Flying: The Wrights
    On the much celebrated centennial of powered flight, consider the contributions of those two brothers who went rapidly from bicyclists to flyers.
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  • Night Lights: Interview with Woody Sullivan
    University of Washington Professor, Dr. Woody Sullivan, talks about designing the first interplanetary sundials that will serve as camera calibration targets on the forthcoming Mars' rovers. Not only will they shadow time, but also keep all the colors correct.
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  • The Big Crunch: Interview with Dan Werthimer
    Searching for intelligent life elsewhere has challenged this generation of scientists in a way previously inconceivable, requiring the processing power of the world's largest supercomputer. This priceless and vast scientific network is closer than one might naively imagine.
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