Monday, June 17, 2024

Ed Stone and the Saturn Moon Io

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Solar System, Cosmology, Nature of Science, History of Science. Astrophysics

Ed Hessler

Caltech celebrates the life of discovery led by Ed Stone, the David Morrisroe Professor of Physics and Project Scientist for Voyager missions.
This Caltech Press release includes a video (4m 25s) shot in 2017 in which Dr. Stone describes his career at Caltech and JPL, and the moment Voyager discovered active volcanoes on Jupiter's moon, Io.

You see scientists at work as they attempt to understand hot spots found on Io. It is a great story about a career in science and how scientists work interpreting data to find convincing evidence. Professsor Stone came to Caltech with a research agenda and it is fascinating to hear him weigh the invitation to join the NASA effort so early in his career.

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