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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 53479
Are Kuiper Belt Objects asteroids? Are large Kuiper Belt Objects planets? (Intermediate) Jan 04 96989
Which part of the sky did the famous 'wow' signal originate from? (Intermediate) Nov 03 57720
Have astronomers discovered Earth's second moon? (Intermediate) Sep 03 134936
How far is each planet from Earth? (Intermediate) Aug 03 1095306
If clocks run slow in a gravitational field, how can we know the true age of the Solar System and Universe? (Intermediate) Jun 03 64244
Since Earth is spinning, why do we land in the same place when we jump or fall? (Intermediate) Jun 03 262934
Do asteroids ever do anything good in the Solar System? (Beginner) Jun 03 63560
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 145254
How can I nominate myself for a Nobel Prize in Physics? (Beginner) Apr 03 47137
Can the Space Shuttle abort and return to Earth before reaching orbit? (Intermediate) Apr 03 49521
How do we detect incoming meteorites? (Intermediate) Mar 03 57371
!How do I make a scale model of the Solar System? (Intermediate) Mar 03 94406
What is the biggest crater recorded on Earth? (Beginner) Feb 03 76785
What's the biggest meteorite? (Beginner) Feb 03 68822
How does the parachute in a model rocket work? (Advanced) Feb 03 118853
How many meteorites hit Earth each year? (Intermediate) Feb 03 267081
Did I find a rock that came from the Moon? (Beginner) Feb 03 56158
Where did the name 'Earth' come from? (Beginner) Jan 03 344511
Why doesn't the ammonia and methane in Jupiter's atmosphere sink into the core? (Advanced) Jan 03 49181
Why is the Moon so bright? (Beginner) Jan 03 150827
What are some astronomy science fair projects? (Beginner) Dec 02 101864
How can water be chemically trapped in rocks? (Intermediate) Dec 02 68541
Who named the planets and who decides what to name them? (Beginner) Nov 02 347361
Can I buy a star? (Beginner) Nov 02 173078
Will the sun go supernova in six years and destroy Earth (as seen on Yahoo)? (Intermediate) Oct 02 171817
What are the different kinds of astronomers? (Intermediate) Sep 02 350752
Are meteorites hot or cold when they hit Earth? (Intermediate) Sep 02 129000
What's the object I saw that moved across the sky and then got very bright? (Beginner) Sep 02 116511
Are there telescopes that can see the flag and lunar rover on the Moon? (Beginner) Jun 02 430517
How do I become both an astronaut and an astronomer? (Intermediate) May 02 94755
Why does the SETI project search for radio signals? (Intermediate) Apr 02 70884
What color is Venus? (Beginner) Jan 02 365370
How do I build a model rocket? (Intermediate) Oct 01 343441
How are asteroid compositions and classifications determined? (Intermediate) Jul 01 74004
How can I tell if the rock I found is a meteorite? (Beginner) Mar 01 64377
Why aren't there any green stars? (Intermediate) Sep 00 121077
What would happen if an impact caused Earth to stop rotating? (Beginner) Aug 00 158566
How do I polar align my telescope? (Beginner) Jul 00 58848

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