May 2, 2012

The things we do for science.

I just submitted a review of a very long paper. In science we spend a good amount of time doing “peer review”, which means we look over every piece of work to be published by our colleagues to try to […]
May 1, 2012

Mottled dunes near Curiosity’s landing site

A piece of Mars: Mottled dunes hint at different wind gusts, in this field of dunes located near the landing site for the next rover to go to Mars (named Curiosity). The bluish areas are most likely the more recently […]
April 30, 2012

Of sandy lanes

A piece of Mars: Of Sandy Lanes. The yellowish-tan rocks are tall high-standing hills that have been scoured by the wind. Dark sand slowly cuts down the whiter rocks in the valleys, slowly creating majestic lanes bordered by steep, sharp […]
April 29, 2012

Echoes of the past

These dunes are quite unusual for Mars, and difficult to interpret. The thick blue and white stripes are dunes in their current location, but subtle stripes above them seem to indicate former positions of dunes, small pieces that got left […]
April 27, 2012

First post: who am I and what am I doing here?

Well now, here is my very first post of my very first blog. Ever. Although really it’s not my first time writing what I think, so maybe it’s not a big deal after all. I am a research scientist here […]