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Joseph Masiero

Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Joe Masiero is a Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, studying asteroids and comets as part of the NEOWISE Science Team. His most recent research has focused on the physical properties and orbital evolution of asteroid families, groups of objects resulting from catastrophic impacts in the asteroid belt. These families allow us to probe the collisional and formation history of the solar system and the physics of massive collisions.

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Running Down a Comet

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