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Melissa Rice

Melissa Rice

Dr. Rice earned a PhD at Cornell University's Department of Astronomy, the longtime academic home of Carl Sagan. She currently works on the MSL Curiosity mission and the MER Opportunity missions at Caltech.

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Celebrating Carl Sagan With Lou Friedman, Lynda Obst, Kip Thorne and More

11/12/2012 | 30:39
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November 9 was Planetary Society founder Carl Sagan's birthday, so we gathered a few of his close friends and several young scientists he inspired in front of a live audience. They also helped us celebrate Planetary Radio's 10th anniversary!

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In Memory of Spirit, and Why Cuteness Matters

Posted 2011/06/15 02:21 CDT | 0 comment

An analysis of "cuteness," and why it matters when talking about science.

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