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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 55952
Are Kuiper Belt Objects asteroids? Are large Kuiper Belt Objects planets? (Intermediate) Jan 04 100637
Which part of the sky did the famous 'wow' signal originate from? (Intermediate) Nov 03 59886
Have astronomers discovered Earth's second moon? (Intermediate) Sep 03 138579
How far is each planet from Earth? (Intermediate) Aug 03 1122660
If clocks run slow in a gravitational field, how can we know the true age of the Solar System and Universe? (Intermediate) Jun 03 68860
Since Earth is spinning, why do we land in the same place when we jump or fall? (Intermediate) Jun 03 272799
Do asteroids ever do anything good in the Solar System? (Beginner) Jun 03 67578
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 150148
How can I nominate myself for a Nobel Prize in Physics? (Beginner) Apr 03 49098
Can the Space Shuttle abort and return to Earth before reaching orbit? (Intermediate) Apr 03 51853
How do we detect incoming meteorites? (Intermediate) Mar 03 60732
!How do I make a scale model of the Solar System? (Intermediate) Mar 03 99000
What is the biggest crater recorded on Earth? (Beginner) Feb 03 80132
What's the biggest meteorite? (Beginner) Feb 03 70817
How does the parachute in a model rocket work? (Advanced) Feb 03 122938
How many meteorites hit Earth each year? (Intermediate) Feb 03 275469
Did I find a rock that came from the Moon? (Beginner) Feb 03 58875
Where did the name 'Earth' come from? (Beginner) Jan 03 350965
Why doesn't the ammonia and methane in Jupiter's atmosphere sink into the core? (Advanced) Jan 03 51204
Why is the Moon so bright? (Beginner) Jan 03 155089
What are some astronomy science fair projects? (Beginner) Dec 02 105160
How can water be chemically trapped in rocks? (Intermediate) Dec 02 72721
Who named the planets and who decides what to name them? (Beginner) Nov 02 358312
Can I buy a star? (Beginner) Nov 02 176643
Will the sun go supernova in six years and destroy Earth (as seen on Yahoo)? (Intermediate) Oct 02 176022
What are the different kinds of astronomers? (Intermediate) Sep 02 355054
Are meteorites hot or cold when they hit Earth? (Intermediate) Sep 02 137897
What's the object I saw that moved across the sky and then got very bright? (Beginner) Sep 02 123488
Are there telescopes that can see the flag and lunar rover on the Moon? (Beginner) Jun 02 472396
How do I become both an astronaut and an astronomer? (Intermediate) May 02 99499
Why does the SETI project search for radio signals? (Intermediate) Apr 02 74447
What color is Venus? (Beginner) Jan 02 369924
How do I build a model rocket? (Intermediate) Oct 01 346805
How are asteroid compositions and classifications determined? (Intermediate) Jul 01 78237
How can I tell if the rock I found is a meteorite? (Beginner) Mar 01 66891
Why aren't there any green stars? (Intermediate) Sep 00 124566
What would happen if an impact caused Earth to stop rotating? (Beginner) Aug 00 162664
How do I polar align my telescope? (Beginner) Jul 00 61374

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