Texas A&M Astronomer Produces NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day
Texas A&M University’s astronomy program enjoyed a brief moment in the sun earlier this week when a photograph created by Mark Lemmon, a visiting assistant professor of physics, was featured as NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day for Sept. 18. Lemmon’s picture, “Surrounded by Mars,” represents a large panoramic view of the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft and the Martian surface behind it. It can be seen at http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap010918.html. The Astronomy Picture of the Day is a service of the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics at NASA and the Goddard Space Flight Center. Lemmon is actively involved in planetary astronomy and exploration. His past and present projects include Hubble Space Telescope observations of Mars, Saturn’s moon Titan, Uranus and Neptune; planetary missions such as Mars Pathfinder and the Galileo Probe; and ground-based observations of Titan.
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