February 8, 2013

The Sun Will Fry the Earth - 'Sorry!'

Nana Karikari-apau, CNN Light Years


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Jason Kalirai is the deputy project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope, which will be NASA's next big mission in astrophysics. He works at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.

Last month, Kalirai, 34, won the American Astronomical Society's Newton Lacy Pierce Prize for his achievements in observational astronomy. CNN Light Years recently spoke with him about his work. Below is an edited transcript.

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TAGGED: Astronomy, Sun, James Webb Space Telescope, Nasa

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