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Dr. Lucy McFadden
Dr. Lucy McFadden (click to enlarge)

Dr. Lucy McFadden

Lucy McFadden has studied our solar system from every angle. She's observed asteroids through telescopes and worked on the Deep Impact mission to blast chunks off a comet. She's also a part of the Deep Impact's extended mission -- EXPOXI. Lucy also plays a key role as scientist and educator on the Dawn mission asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres. Asteroid 3066 McFadden is named for her contributions in research.

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