Dr. Jim Bell is currently a Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He received his B.S. in Planetary Science and Aeronautics from Caltech in 1987 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from the University of Hawaii in 1992. Jim spent 3 years as a National Research Council postdoctoral research fellow at NASA's Ames Research Center from 1992 through 1995. Jim's research group primarily focuses on the geology, geochemistry, and mineralogy of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets using data obtained from telescopes and spacecraft missions.
Jim is an active planetary scientist and has been heavily involved in many NASA robotic space exploration missions, including the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR), Mars Pathfinder, Comet Nucleus Tour, Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, Mars Odyssey Orbiter, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover mission. Jim is the lead scientist in charge of the Panoramic camera (Pancam) color, stereoscopic imaging system on the Spirit and Opportunity rovers, and is the Deputy P.I. of the Mastcam camera system on the Curiosity rover.
- Postcards from Mars
- Asteroid Rendezvous: NEAR Shoemaker's Adventures at Eros
- Moon 3-D: The Lunar Surface Comes to Life
- Mars 3-D: A Rover's-Eye View of the Red Planet
- The Space Book
Marc Goodman, who has worked as the FBI's Futurist in Residence, an LAPD beat cop, and an Interpol and UN advisor in over 70 countries on cybercrime and cyberterrorism, discussed the history of cybercrime, and its future and current applications. First hour guest, Prof. Jim Bell , a planetary scientist who's been heavily involved in many NASA robotic space explorations, spoke about the history... More »Host: George Noory
Pastor Mark Biltz joined guest host Rob Simone (email) for a discussion on how to understand the divine link between prophecy, heavenly signs, historical events, and when they intersect. In the first hour, professor Jim Bell comments on an image of a disintegrating asteroid captured by Hubble Telescope. ... More »Host: Rob Simone
In the first half, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny talked about alternative medicine, viruses, and the hazards of vaccines. Planetary scientist Jim Bell discussed the Mars rover missions, other planned explorations in our solar system, as well space and astronomy in general. ... More »Host: George Noory
Leader of the team that created the cameras on the Mars Rovers, Jim Bell discussed the Rover missions as well as conditions on the Red Planet. ... More »Host: Art Bell