The promised follow-up article on the workshop last week in Waterloo, Canada will have to wait til Monday; I had too many scientific activities and chores to take care of today, and I want to make sure the article, which is a bit complicated, is nevertheless clear. But in the meantime, let’s celebrate Martian Curiosity!
First, a big congratulations to the NASA folks! Very impressive, and fantastically cool. I was a huge fan of the Spirit and Opportunity rovers, especially of their 3D photography. Looking at those photos on a big screen, through red/green 3D glasses. brought me to sweeping Martian vistas and deep Martian craters — as vivid and as close as I’ll ever see them. It was amazing stuff, and I look forward to more from the new rover.
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