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Michelle Thaller
Michelle Thaller
"No longer were the outer planets and their moons just fuzzy little blobs in the sky, but actual places we could imagine being."
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Peter Jenniskens
Peter Jenniskens
"In my field, the most significant robotic mission was the Stardust mission to comet Wild 2."
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