High Achiever

I’m off to a concert tonight, and traveling tomorrow, so I may not have much time for blogging over the next couple of days. For tonight, then, here’s an engaging biographical sketch, from Tuesday’s New York Times of one of my favorite scientists: astronomer Dr. Carolyn Porco, who is best known for her long association with the unmanned probes that have been exploring our solar system for the past few decades.

Also, don’t miss the stunning new images of Saturn that her Cassini team have been making available, here. And while we’re at it, here’s Dr. Porco giving a talk at the TED conference a couple of years ago.


  1. Jeanie Oliver says

    Oh, my! I wish that I had the capability to hook my laptop up to my big screen tv. I have plumbed the depths of my vocabulary for an adjective to describe this view. None that are adequate comes to my mind.
    Thanks for the link. I was needing something to remind me of a greater experience than my own in this cosmos.

    Posted September 25, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Glad you liked it, Jeanie! Something we humans can be proud of.

    Hope you feel better soon…

    Posted September 25, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

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