Audiobook available!

At long last, the audiobook version of Scratching the Surface has been approved and is now available. Read by Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Solar System Specialist for The Planetary Society, the audiobook includes a downloadable pdf containing illustrations and background material.

Also available from iTunes!

Fire from space

The Bighorn Fire has been burning in the mountains near Generation Mars HQ for almost a month. You can see the edge of the city along the bottom and left sides of this image.

It’s an interesting experience to watch a DC-10, flown like a crop duster, painting orange stripes across your mountains, as smoke from the fireline advances toward your city. This satellite image really brings home just how massive this fire is.