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Solar System Exploration
Profiles of Women in Planetary Science

"Planetary science, roughly, is the study of the planets, moons, comets, asteroids, atmospheres, and dust -- everything in the solar system besides the Earth and Sun. Women make up half the bodies in the solar system. Why not half the scientists?" -- Susan Niebur, astrophysicist and mom.

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Susan Callery
Earth Science Public Engagement Manager

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Darby Dyar
Professor of Astronomy

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Sarah "Sally" Dodson-Robinson
Assistant Professor

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Susan Niebur
(1973 - 2012)
Principal Investigator, Manager, NASA Headquarters

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Barbara Cohen
Planetary Scientist

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Kara Vargo
Integration and Test Engineer

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Sally Ride

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Ghislaine Crozaz
Professor Emerita

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Renu Malhotra

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Louise Prockter
Supervisor of the Planetary Exploration Group

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Catherine Neish
Assistant Professor

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Britney Schmidt
Postdoctoral Fellow

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