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Amy Mainzer

Amy Mainzer
Personal information
InstitutionsJet Propulsion Laboratory
Alma materStanford University
California Institute of Technology
University of California
Known forAstrophysical instrumentation and infrared astronomy

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Amy Mainzer (born 1974) is an American astronomer, specializing in astrophysical instrumentation and infrared astronomy. She is the Deputy Project Scientist for the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and the Principal Investigator for the NEOWISE project to study minor planets. She has appeared a number of times in the History Channel series The Universe. She also appears in the documentary featurette "Stellar Cartography: On Earth" included on the Star Trek Generations home video release (March 2010).

Asteroid (234750) Amymainzer was named after her.

Mainzer holds the following qualifications:

* B.S. in Physics, Stanford University, with honors (1995)

* M.S. in Astronomy, California Institute of Technology (2001)

* Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles (2003)

Her research interests include: asteroids, brown dwarfs, planetary atmospheres, debris disks, star formation as well as design and construction of new instrumentation for ground and space.

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When a science-mad A.I. system (voiced by GLaDOS actress Ellen McLain) is installed at NASA, two hapless computer technicians learn the process behind nuclear fusion in the Sun, and how it...
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NASA scientist Dr. Amy Mainzer describes how the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) will provide a map to the universe's hidden treasures.
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Amy Mainzer from The Universe episode: Constellations (Season 2, Episode 10)
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Amy Mainzer from The Universe Episode: Constellations (Season 2, Episode 10)
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New observations by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, show there are significantly fewer near-Earth asteroids in the mid-size range than previously thought.
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Principal investigator Amy Mainzer describes the ongoing tally of space rocks and comets amassed by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.
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Moderator: Dr. G. Scott Hubbard Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Stanford University Panelists: Dr. Amy Mainzer WISE Deputy Project Scientist Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mr. Bill...
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NASA's Dr. Amy Mainzer answers a question about the existence of Planet X. Her excessive blinking to this question would lead me to believe she is not telling us the truth. Notice the person's...
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer will provide a map to the universe's hidden treasures. The infrared telescope will uncover hidden cosmic creatures, including the coolest stars, dark...
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