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Melissa Rice

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.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearance

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

November 12, 2012 • 30:39

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

June 15, 2011

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

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