Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Whoa! It's all connected (again)...

So I was searching for information on lunar regolith (moon dust) and lunar simulant (fake moon dust...the stuff we use to do research), and I was looking through the abstracts from the Lunar Regolith Simulant Materials Workshop held at Marshall Space Flight Center this January, and lo and behold (behold!) I find a paper by none other than Donald Sadoway (for those who don't know: my totally badass chemistry professor from freshman year, also the guy who basically convinced me to go to MIT when I was a pre-frosh)! Whoa! I had no idea he was into lunar simulant! The paper was way over my head, but I think the jist of it is: if you are going to make lunar simulant, its properties when you try to process it (the ways you can process it are the things I don't really understand) have to be the same as the real deal.

All right...I'm probably getting a little too excited, but think how great it would be if I could call up Professor Sadoway and say "Hey, so I have this little problem with some fake moon dust..."

Anyway...back to work...

2 comments:

dirtbomb said...

You dipshit. I told you that was what I worked on for my UROP with him. How else would I have known what "regolith" was? SAT vocab flashcards?

Jordan said...

You told me no such thing. Ever. Stop having conversations with yourself!