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Brilliant Minds: Astronomer Mary Williams

December 5, 2011
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When she was 14, Mary Williams already knew she wanted to be an astronomer. Now, at 34, she's a researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam. She's trying to find out how galaxies develop, and already making amazing discoveries.

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Studio Guest: Dr. Noam Libeskind, Astronomer

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