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Lynn Carter

Lynn uses radar astronomy to study the planets, especially Venus. She got her PhD in Astronomy from Cornell in Summer 2004 and is now working at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. on the Mars Express radar.

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How did Mars get so dusty? (Beginner) Feb 04 49931
Are Kuiper Belt Objects asteroids? Are large Kuiper Belt Objects planets? (Intermediate) Jan 04 90694
Which part of the sky did the famous 'wow' signal originate from? (Intermediate) Nov 03 53977
Have astronomers discovered Earth's second moon? (Intermediate) Sep 03 129016
How far is each planet from Earth? (Intermediate) Aug 03 1012138
If clocks run slow in a gravitational field, how can we know the true age of the Solar System and Universe? (Intermediate) Jun 03 57342
Since Earth is spinning, why do we land in the same place when we jump or fall? (Intermediate) Jun 03 240735
Do asteroids ever do anything good in the Solar System? (Beginner) Jun 03 57493
If Mars is only about 35-60 million miles away at close approach, why does it take 6-8 months to get there? (Intermediate) May 03 138317
How can I nominate myself for a Nobel Prize in Physics? (Beginner) Apr 03 43876
Can the Space Shuttle abort and return to Earth before reaching orbit? (Intermediate) Apr 03 45410
How do we detect incoming meteorites? (Intermediate) Mar 03 52107
!How do I make a scale model of the Solar System? (Intermediate) Mar 03 85194
What is the biggest crater recorded on Earth? (Beginner) Feb 03 72012
What's the biggest meteorite? (Beginner) Feb 03 65283
How does the parachute in a model rocket work? (Advanced) Feb 03 111008
How many meteorites hit Earth each year? (Intermediate) Feb 03 249185
Did I find a rock that came from the Moon? (Beginner) Feb 03 51780
Where did the name 'Earth' come from? (Beginner) Jan 03 330868
Why doesn't the ammonia and methane in Jupiter's atmosphere sink into the core? (Advanced) Jan 03 45134
Why is the Moon so bright? (Beginner) Jan 03 141714
What are some astronomy science fair projects? (Beginner) Dec 02 94839
How can water be chemically trapped in rocks? (Intermediate) Dec 02 62335
Who named the planets and who decides what to name them? (Beginner) Nov 02 320657
Can I buy a star? (Beginner) Nov 02 167495
Will the sun go supernova in six years and destroy Earth (as seen on Yahoo)? (Intermediate) Oct 02 165848
What are the different kinds of astronomers? (Intermediate) Sep 02 342497
Are meteorites hot or cold when they hit Earth? (Intermediate) Sep 02 120493
What's the object I saw that moved across the sky and then got very bright? (Beginner) Sep 02 101894
Are there telescopes that can see the flag and lunar rover on the Moon? (Beginner) Jun 02 343267
How do I become both an astronaut and an astronomer? (Intermediate) May 02 88159
Why does the SETI project search for radio signals? (Intermediate) Apr 02 64431
What color is Venus? (Beginner) Jan 02 357520
How do I build a model rocket? (Intermediate) Oct 01 337911
How are asteroid compositions and classifications determined? (Intermediate) Jul 01 67468
How can I tell if the rock I found is a meteorite? (Beginner) Mar 01 59834
Why aren't there any green stars? (Intermediate) Sep 00 115436
What would happen if an impact caused Earth to stop rotating? (Beginner) Aug 00 150700
How do I polar align my telescope? (Beginner) Jul 00 55068

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