• Question: what was your inspiration to start this career path

    Asked by anon-337085 on 14 Nov 2022. This question was also asked by anon-336762.
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      Katherine Shirley answered on 14 Nov 2022:

      I have always enjoyed space, but found astrophysics (studying stars) to be a bit too computer and modelling heavy for what I wanted to do in a career. I also really enjoy being outdoors, so I found studying geology (rocks) was a good way to combine my interests: I can go out and find rocks on Earth that might be similar to rocks on other planets.