Cristina Dalle Ore: the NASA scientist from Treviso who took part in the New Horizons mission

Aug 27, 2015 770

by Silvia Simonetti

A few weeks ago, the NASA mission called New Horizons performed the closest approach to Pluto, the "ice dwarf," unexplored planet in the Solar System. Among the scientists, who are investigating the mysteries of our Universe, are brilliant Italian minds like astronomer and astrobiologist Cristina Dalle Ore, whose fascinating job is to analyze the chemical composition of Pluto through the images provided by the spacecraft.

Dr. Dalle Ore is a native of Treviso, in Northern Italy, but her "addiction" to research brought her to the U.S. permanently, from the University of California at Santa Cruz to the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center.

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

 

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