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News - June 11, 2010

Stars align for local astronomer

NASA Ames' Cuzzi wins top honor for planetary work

by Emily Hamilton

Jeff Cuzzi's office is buried deep in the maze that is NASA's Ames Research Center. Its walls tell a lot about him. There are yellow sticky notes with important contact numbers and reminders, a poster of the Grand Tetons, a model of an asteroid, and a 1981 Voyager picture of Saturn. As a radio astronomer, engineer and physicist, Cuzzi has devoted his life to studying the cosmos, and this year he was named the winner of the Kuiper Prize, the highest honor in planetary sciences.

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