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Carolyn Shoemaker

Carolyn Shoemaker has discovered more comets--32 in all--than any other living astronomer.  She has also discovered more than 800 asteroids.  She was introduced to astronomy by her late husband, the pioneering planetary scientist Gene Shoemaker. 

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Kindred Spirits: Alison Gibbings and Carolyn Shoemaker at the Planetary Defense Conference

04/29/2013 | 28:50

Our special coverage of the PDC continues with two planetary scientists separated by almost 60 years in age, but with similar dedication and enthusiasm for saving the planet.

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