101: The best geologist on Mars with Dr. Francis

Dr. Raymond Francis  talks about a rock-vaporizing laser and the software that controls it. He describes how he and colleagues programmed a computer to make choices like a geologist would, allowing the Curiosity rover to do more science on Mars.  Also be sure to check out the podcast  Western Worlds , for more interviews with space scientists.

Dr. Raymond Francis talks about a rock-vaporizing laser and the software that controls it. He describes how he and colleagues programmed a computer to make choices like a geologist would, allowing the Curiosity rover to do more science on Mars.

Also be sure to check out the podcast Western Worlds, for more interviews with space scientists.