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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 64318
Are Kuiper Belt Objects asteroids? Are large Kuiper Belt Objects planets? (Intermediate) Jan 04 110983
Which part of the sky did the famous 'wow' signal originate from? (Intermediate) Nov 03 67746
Have astronomers discovered Earth's second moon? (Intermediate) Sep 03 150306
How far is each planet from Earth? (Intermediate) Aug 03 1181344
If clocks run slow in a gravitational field, how can we know the true age of the Solar System and Universe? (Intermediate) Jun 03 81301
Since Earth is spinning, why do we land in the same place when we jump or fall? (Intermediate) Jun 03 288339
Do asteroids ever do anything good in the Solar System? (Beginner) Jun 03 77962
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 160867
How can I nominate myself for a Nobel Prize in Physics? (Beginner) Apr 03 55594
Can the Space Shuttle abort and return to Earth before reaching orbit? (Intermediate) Apr 03 59919
How do we detect incoming meteorites? (Intermediate) Mar 03 70910
!How do I make a scale model of the Solar System? (Intermediate) Mar 03 110037
What is the biggest crater recorded on Earth? (Beginner) Feb 03 89135
What's the biggest meteorite? (Beginner) Feb 03 77541
How does the parachute in a model rocket work? (Advanced) Feb 03 134900
How many meteorites hit Earth each year? (Intermediate) Feb 03 293455
Did I find a rock that came from the Moon? (Beginner) Feb 03 67228
Where did the name 'Earth' come from? (Beginner) Jan 03 364720
Why doesn't the ammonia and methane in Jupiter's atmosphere sink into the core? (Advanced) Jan 03 58386
Why is the Moon so bright? (Beginner) Jan 03 164160
What are some astronomy science fair projects? (Beginner) Dec 02 113209
How can water be chemically trapped in rocks? (Intermediate) Dec 02 83878
Who named the planets and who decides what to name them? (Beginner) Nov 02 377982
Can I buy a star? (Beginner) Nov 02 186444
Will the sun go supernova in six years and destroy Earth (as seen on Yahoo)? (Intermediate) Oct 02 186866
What are the different kinds of astronomers? (Intermediate) Sep 02 365748
Are meteorites hot or cold when they hit Earth? (Intermediate) Sep 02 156489
What's the object I saw that moved across the sky and then got very bright? (Beginner) Sep 02 137373
Are there telescopes that can see the flag and lunar rover on the Moon? (Beginner) Jun 02 557599
How do I become both an astronaut and an astronomer? (Intermediate) May 02 112089
Why does the SETI project search for radio signals? (Intermediate) Apr 02 83731
What color is Venus? (Beginner) Jan 02 380952
How do I build a model rocket? (Intermediate) Oct 01 358802
How are asteroid compositions and classifications determined? (Intermediate) Jul 01 88887
How can I tell if the rock I found is a meteorite? (Beginner) Mar 01 74413
Why aren't there any green stars? (Intermediate) Sep 00 133149
What would happen if an impact caused Earth to stop rotating? (Beginner) Aug 00 173366
How do I polar align my telescope? (Beginner) Jul 00 68770

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