In the future, when residents say they live in Quincy, they may have to specify: Massachusetts ... or Mars? And they'll have Earth-born Quincy-native Fred Calef III to thank for the question.Calef is a geologist and the geospatial information scientist for NASA's Curiosity Mars mission. (His nickname is the "Keeper of the Maps.") He checks in on the rover and processes data from the rocks it collects.The scientist named two sections in Mars' Gale Crater in honor of Quincy, the "City of Presidents."
Special Friday tweet treat everybody!!! Much has happened since we last blogged: Oscar shake ups, 60 degree days, Sessions recusals, I bought a monthly T pass and promptly misplaced it! Campus has mostly emptied out for #sprangbreak and those who remain are the shadowed husks of humans in Mugar trying to cram for midterms. If you're going (or already left) somewhere great send me a postcard!
After a satirical sketch, the Director inquired "What do we know of Carlin?" Documents from the FBI reveal that J. Edgar Hoover took personal offense to comedian George Carlin following his appearances on "The Carol Burnett Show" and "Jackie Gleason." Carlin was a stand-up comedian whose set list included topics as diverse as language, religion, psychology, and politics.