” If I see something that seems out of sync with what’s already known, the first thing I do is try to find out what’s wrong with the data. Once you’ve done that, and it still seems wrong, that’s when things get interesting. It means you’ve found something new to understand. “


” You have to budget time for the inevitable problems that come up with children. You have to always be ahead of the game. If your proposal is due at NASA on Friday, it has to be finished on Wednesday because, on Thursday, it could be fevers and head lice. “


” People have this idea that if you’re not brilliant like Einstein, you can’t be a scientist. And that’s just a myth. He was the one out of a million scientists, but there were 999,999 other scientists who were not as brilliant but who just do great science, as well. “


” Whatever I was going into, whether it was going to be chorus or history or astronomy or whatever, do it right. Be a professional. Don’t just do a half baked job. Do everything correctly. Get down. Learn the details of what you’re going to do. “


” You make sure you broaden yourself and have a good solid background in many different things. That’s what you need to be a good scientist. “


” When I was in college, I didn’t like physics a lot, and I really wasn’t very good at physics. And there were a lot of people around me who were really good at physics: I mean, scary good at physics. And they weren’t much help to me, because I would say, ‘How do you do this?’ They’d say, ‘Well, the answer’s obvious. “


” C is a passing grade. You don’t need straight A’s to be a scientist, despite what you may have heard. “


” One of the things I’ve learned that has made me very successful, I think, as a scientist in general, sometimes you just have to take a chance. “


” Most people have already seen a cosmic collision. If you’ve seen a shooting star ever, you’ve seen a cosmic collision, because a shooting star is not a star. It’s a tiny dust or pea sized fragment of an asteroid or a comet hitting our atmosphere and burning up as it hits in, as it comes in. “


” Scientists normally like to do experiments. You know, they like to mix this with that and see what happens. They like to take this thing and poke it and see how it reacts. In astronomy, we can’t do that. The stars, the planets, the galaxies, are so far away that we just look at them, and we have to learn things by looking at them. “


” Being insignificant statistically doesn’t mean it’s right or wrong. It just means you don’t have enough data to show yes or no. “


” Because exploration is not science driven, you’ve got to ask what is it driven by? And it’s driven by politics. “



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You have to budget time for the inevitable problems that come up with children. You have to always be ahead of the game. If your proposal is due at NASA on Friday, it has to be finished on Wednesday because, on Thursday, it could be fevers and head lice.


People have this idea that if you
Whatever I was going into, whether it was going to be chorus or history or astronomy or whatever, do it right. Be a professional. Don
You make sure you broaden yourself and have a good solid background in many different things. That
When I was in college, I didn
C is a passing grade. You don
One of the things I
Most people have already seen a cosmic collision. If you
Scientists normally like to do experiments. You know, they like to mix this with that and see what happens. They like to take this thing and poke it and see how it reacts. In astronomy, we can
Being insignificant statistically doesn
Because exploration is not science driven, you
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