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Jim Bell is a Professor in the Cornell University Astronomy Department. His studies primarily focus on the geology, chemistry, and mineralogy of planets, asteroids, and comets using data obtained from telescopes and spacecraft missions. Jim is the lead scientist for the Pancam color cameras on the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and is also a member of the science teams of the NASA Mars Pathfinder, Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and Mars Science Laboratory missions. He is a frequent contributor to popular magazines and TV/radio shows, and has recently written three photography-related books about space exploration.

By Jim Bell on January 24, 2009 in
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Date:  January 24, 2009 Title:  Five Years of Living Vicariously on Mars Podcaster:  Jim Bell, Astronomer and Planetary Scientist from Cornell University, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover “Pancam” color imaging investigation, and President of The Planetary Society Description:   The Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity have been actively exploring the Red Planet for […]