Wednesday, October 12, 2005

millions of tiny particles

We pinned down two elusive scientists today; We asked Ilan some probing questions about plasma physics and found out more of what Forrest is working on. There is more to be had from these two though.
We also did some camera roaming to see whats going on about the labs. People are a little more used to who we are now and are more open for us to have a look and ask what they're up to. We dropped in on Jim McFadden who was doing some callibrations in a vacuum chamber on one of the THEMIS mission instruments, he gave us a great description of how it all works. We were hoping we may tie our trip to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory with THEMIS being tested there, but it looks like the project may run over schedule, we'll see.