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Interview with the Expert: Maria Banks

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Interview with the Expert: Maria Banks

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From Antarctic ice sheets to Hawaiian volcanoes, Maria Banks' scientific research on Earth is shedding light on the geology of distant planets.

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Smithsonian Spotlight takes an in-depth look at the exhibits, fieldwork, and personalities of the Smithsonian Institution. Host Susan Spencer has informed and spirited discussions with the scientists, artists, and innovators who shape our world and sometimes risk their lives to expand our understanding of the universe.

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