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How today's rising stars got their start

Ten young astronomers describe what sparked their interest in the science and what they love most about their jobs today.
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For the July story “Astronomy’s rising stars,” I had the chance to ask 10 young professionals questions about their lives and careers. Each had a fascinating story to tell, but I unfortunately couldn’t fit everything in the pages of the magazine. To gain a more complete picture of these astronomers’ journeys, I asked them what got them into science and what fascinates them most about their work today. Here are their answers:

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