You’ve seen the CTD in action in Ring around the Rosette and read about all the different types of samples we take. But for all the incredible scientific opportunities the CTD provides, we still don’t have a name for her (or him!).
We asked scientists onboard for their suggestions.
“Matilda” – Brendan Carter
“The first name that came to mind was Rosie. You know, Rosie the Rosette. I like the name Rosie. It’s a pretty name.” – Katie Douglas
“Dorothy” – Carrie Weekes
“The Goddess mostly because I joke about: if aliens were watching us they’d probably have a very hard time figuring out what that object is, and why we all worship it.” – Linda Rhodes
“Betty” – Erin Cuyler
“The Grand Explorer” –Richard Feely
“Nothing that I would repeat in polite company” – Julian Herndon
“Charles Thompson Dawkins. That’s CTD.” – Jon Sharp
“Constant Torture Device” – Remy Okazaki
“Medusa” – Cathy Cosca
“Rosie the rosette.” – Morgan Ostendorf
“The CTD and I are not that intimate. We’re not on a first name basis yet.”- Anna McLaskey
What would you name the CTD? Let us know in the comments!