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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 54841
Are Kuiper Belt Objects asteroids? Are large Kuiper Belt Objects planets? (Intermediate) Jan 04 99458
Which part of the sky did the famous 'wow' signal originate from? (Intermediate) Nov 03 59132
Have astronomers discovered Earth's second moon? (Intermediate) Sep 03 137409
How far is each planet from Earth? (Intermediate) Aug 03 1116167
If clocks run slow in a gravitational field, how can we know the true age of the Solar System and Universe? (Intermediate) Jun 03 67470
Since Earth is spinning, why do we land in the same place when we jump or fall? (Intermediate) Jun 03 270297
Do asteroids ever do anything good in the Solar System? (Beginner) Jun 03 66245
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 148109
How can I nominate myself for a Nobel Prize in Physics? (Beginner) Apr 03 48359
Can the Space Shuttle abort and return to Earth before reaching orbit? (Intermediate) Apr 03 51036
How do we detect incoming meteorites? (Intermediate) Mar 03 59478
!How do I make a scale model of the Solar System? (Intermediate) Mar 03 97764
What is the biggest crater recorded on Earth? (Beginner) Feb 03 78962
What's the biggest meteorite? (Beginner) Feb 03 70068
How does the parachute in a model rocket work? (Advanced) Feb 03 121628
How many meteorites hit Earth each year? (Intermediate) Feb 03 272813
Did I find a rock that came from the Moon? (Beginner) Feb 03 57769
Where did the name 'Earth' come from? (Beginner) Jan 03 349030
Why doesn't the ammonia and methane in Jupiter's atmosphere sink into the core? (Advanced) Jan 03 50468
Why is the Moon so bright? (Beginner) Jan 03 153824
What are some astronomy science fair projects? (Beginner) Dec 02 104138
How can water be chemically trapped in rocks? (Intermediate) Dec 02 71354
Who named the planets and who decides what to name them? (Beginner) Nov 02 355516
Can I buy a star? (Beginner) Nov 02 175413
Will the sun go supernova in six years and destroy Earth (as seen on Yahoo)? (Intermediate) Oct 02 174657
What are the different kinds of astronomers? (Intermediate) Sep 02 353487
Are meteorites hot or cold when they hit Earth? (Intermediate) Sep 02 135515
What's the object I saw that moved across the sky and then got very bright? (Beginner) Sep 02 121726
Are there telescopes that can see the flag and lunar rover on the Moon? (Beginner) Jun 02 460948
How do I become both an astronaut and an astronomer? (Intermediate) May 02 97767
Why does the SETI project search for radio signals? (Intermediate) Apr 02 73343
What color is Venus? (Beginner) Jan 02 368109
How do I build a model rocket? (Intermediate) Oct 01 345577
How are asteroid compositions and classifications determined? (Intermediate) Jul 01 76797
How can I tell if the rock I found is a meteorite? (Beginner) Mar 01 66037
Why aren't there any green stars? (Intermediate) Sep 00 123446
What would happen if an impact caused Earth to stop rotating? (Beginner) Aug 00 161330
How do I polar align my telescope? (Beginner) Jul 00 60441

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