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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 61274
Are Kuiper Belt Objects asteroids? Are large Kuiper Belt Objects planets? (Intermediate) Jan 04 107313
Which part of the sky did the famous 'wow' signal originate from? (Intermediate) Nov 03 64732
Have astronomers discovered Earth's second moon? (Intermediate) Sep 03 145953
How far is each planet from Earth? (Intermediate) Aug 03 1159695
If clocks run slow in a gravitational field, how can we know the true age of the Solar System and Universe? (Intermediate) Jun 03 76891
Since Earth is spinning, why do we land in the same place when we jump or fall? (Intermediate) Jun 03 283407
Do asteroids ever do anything good in the Solar System? (Beginner) Jun 03 74501
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 157204
How can I nominate myself for a Nobel Prize in Physics? (Beginner) Apr 03 53184
Can the Space Shuttle abort and return to Earth before reaching orbit? (Intermediate) Apr 03 56909
How do we detect incoming meteorites? (Intermediate) Mar 03 67156
!How do I make a scale model of the Solar System? (Intermediate) Mar 03 105603
What is the biggest crater recorded on Earth? (Beginner) Feb 03 85843
What's the biggest meteorite? (Beginner) Feb 03 75087
How does the parachute in a model rocket work? (Advanced) Feb 03 130378
How many meteorites hit Earth each year? (Intermediate) Feb 03 286758
Did I find a rock that came from the Moon? (Beginner) Feb 03 63948
Where did the name 'Earth' come from? (Beginner) Jan 03 359900
Why doesn't the ammonia and methane in Jupiter's atmosphere sink into the core? (Advanced) Jan 03 55692
Why is the Moon so bright? (Beginner) Jan 03 160774
What are some astronomy science fair projects? (Beginner) Dec 02 110267
How can water be chemically trapped in rocks? (Intermediate) Dec 02 79437
Who named the planets and who decides what to name them? (Beginner) Nov 02 371099
Can I buy a star? (Beginner) Nov 02 182593
Will the sun go supernova in six years and destroy Earth (as seen on Yahoo)? (Intermediate) Oct 02 183228
What are the different kinds of astronomers? (Intermediate) Sep 02 361727
Are meteorites hot or cold when they hit Earth? (Intermediate) Sep 02 151015
What's the object I saw that moved across the sky and then got very bright? (Beginner) Sep 02 132792
Are there telescopes that can see the flag and lunar rover on the Moon? (Beginner) Jun 02 526703
How do I become both an astronaut and an astronomer? (Intermediate) May 02 107823
Why does the SETI project search for radio signals? (Intermediate) Apr 02 80190
What color is Venus? (Beginner) Jan 02 376795
How do I build a model rocket? (Intermediate) Oct 01 353436
How are asteroid compositions and classifications determined? (Intermediate) Jul 01 84843
How can I tell if the rock I found is a meteorite? (Beginner) Mar 01 71623
Why aren't there any green stars? (Intermediate) Sep 00 130023
What would happen if an impact caused Earth to stop rotating? (Beginner) Aug 00 169157
How do I polar align my telescope? (Beginner) Jul 00 66326

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