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<br /> IN ThIS ISSUE:<br /> Travel through space and time with Caltech’s scientists<br /> VOLUME LXXV, NUMBER 2, SUMMER 2012<br /> VOLUME LXXV, NUMBER 2, SUMMER 2012<br /> 2 www.caltech.edu<br /> Stay connected to campus, wherever you are.<br /> 3 From the President<br /> 4 Random Walk<br /> Mom and Grads • Pranks and Puzzles • Feynman’s Wall • And More<br /> 12 Mission to Mars By KiMM FesenMAier<br /> nAsA’s Mars science Laboratory is making its way to the red Planet while a science<br /> team readies itself to deal with whatever the intrepid robotic geologist might find.<br /> 18 Eyes on the Skies<br /> Caltech observatories scan space from vantage points around the Western Hemisphere.<br /> 20 Anchors Aweigh By KAtie neitH<br /> hydrophilic researchers take to the salty seas to gather data, explore the deep,<br /> and get a firsthand view of the beasts at the bottom<a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=1"> IN ThIS ISSUE: Travel through space and time with</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=2"> VOLUME LXXV, NUMBER 2, SUMMER 2012 2 www.calte</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=3"> </a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=4"> Stay connected no matter where you are WAtCH, Lis</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=5"> From the preSident Dear alumni and friends of C</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=6"> Random The Wright Way: Fred Culick—Caltech’s Ric</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=7"> Walk ThingS ThaT caughT our EyE . . . </a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=8"> 6 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE SummEr 2012</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=9"> As Caltech's class of 2012 readies itself for the</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=10"> C FEYNMAN PRESENTE</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=11"> ANSWERS: 1 = C; 2 = A; 3 = E; 4 = D; 5 = B SummE</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=12"> PUzzLES AnD PRAnk S AnD DITCh DAyS, </a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=13"> Spring 2012 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE 11</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=14"> By kIMM FESEnMAIER Mission to Mars</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=15"> Close to midnight on Black Friday, 2011, Joh</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=16"> that could have once supported microbial life. </a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=17"> targets once it arrives on Mars. Indeed, JPL depu</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=18"> An early parachute design undergoes testing in th</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=19"> Below: Curiosity is the most scientifically capab</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=20"> LIGO Hanford, WA TMT Mauna Kea, HI </a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=21"> KECK ARRAY South Pole, Antarctica NuSTAR Space t</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=22"> 20 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE SummEr 2012</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=23"> By Katie Neith Hydrophilic researchers take to</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=24"> Maritime history is chock full of myths and s</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=25"> preserve the sectioned samples so they can be shi</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=26"> efficiency and interactions,” she says. “trying t</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=27"> unDErwaTEr roboTS unlike orphan and Adkins, who s</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=28"> exploration—going to places where very few people</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=29"> SummEr 2012 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE 25</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=30"> Geologist Brian Wernicke painstakingly drew this </a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=31"> e he ing, ogy also o Of c often do of th</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=32"> FIELD FooD After all that traveling, hiking, digg</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=33"> The Baja heat easily surpassed 120 degrees. e</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=34"> wakE-up call in nEpal on september 18, 2011, a m</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=35"> return—immediately—to tehran. they did as they wa</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=36"> Rocking It in Hawaii Every March, graduating seni</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=37"> Above left: Poking at the lava. Above right: Desc</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=38"> In ThE FAST LAnE Linda Maepa Bs ’96, Geology Lind</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=39"> knoW WhEn To FoLD ‘EM Robert Lang BS ’82 Electric</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=40"> 38 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE SummEr 2012</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=41"> in mEmoriam Roy J. BRITTEn 1919–2012 </a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=42"> EnDnoTES here’s What they ha</a> <a title="E&amp;S Summer 2012 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1aafca69?page=43"> SummEr 2012 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE 41</a>