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The Scientist Who Cooks Up the Skies of Faraway Worlds Astronomers

The Scientist Who Cooks Up the Skies of Faraway Worlds Astronomers


PHOTO: Sarah Hörst in her lab at JHU

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PHOTO: The door to Hörst's office at Johns Hopkins University.

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PHOTO: A couch inside Hörst's office.

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