艾伦·斯特恩

    索尔·艾伦·斯特恩是美国工程师和行星科学家。他是冥王星新视野号任务的首席研究员和月球快车公司的首席科学家。斯特恩参与了24次亚轨道、轨道和行星空间任务。

艾伦·斯特恩(Alan Stern)名言

The first mission to Mars did not expect to find craters and river valleys, and yet they did. The first mission to Jupiter didn't expect to find ocean worlds and volcano worlds, but they did.

第一次到火星的任务没想到会发现陨石坑和河谷,但他们确实找到了。第一次到木星的任务没想到会发现海洋世界和火山世界,但他们找到了。

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New Horizons isn't just visiting Pluto; it's visiting this entire region. Whatever it finds, this will be a signal moment for planetary exploration - the capstone to our first reconnaissance of the planets of our solar system.

新视野不仅仅是访问冥王星;它正在访问整个地区。不管它发现了什么,这将是行星探索的一个信号时刻——这是我们第一次对太阳系行星进行勘测的顶峰。

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To keep everyone invested in your vision, you have to back up a little bit and really analyze who the different stakeholders are and what they individually respond to.

为了让每个人都投入到你的愿景中,你必须做一点备份,真正分析不同的利益相关者是谁以及他们各自的反应。

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Just because Pluto or comets aren't as big as Jupiter doesn't mean they are not scientifically important - indeed, just the reverse is often true. Sometimes, great things come in small packages.

仅仅因为冥王星或彗星没有木星那么大并不意味着它们在科学上不重要——事实上,恰恰相反。有时候,伟大的事物总是以小包装出现。

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That so many binary or quasi-binary KBOs exist came as a real surprise to the research community.

如此多的二进制或准二进制kbo的存在让研究界感到非常惊讶。

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If two billion people wanted to watch a robot fly by Pluto, imagine what it will be like when the first humans step on Mars. It'll be the most unifying event anybody could ever put on.

如果20亿人想看到一个机器人飞过冥王星,想象一下当第一个人类踏上火星时会是什么样子。这将是任何人都能举办的最团结的活动。

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The solar system is completely wide open. Almost anywhere we go, I'm sure we would learn a lot.

太阳系是完全开放的。无论我们去哪里,我相信我们都会学到很多。

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Typically in science, individual scientists make up their minds about scientific fact or theory one at a time. We don't take votes. We just don't vote on quantum mechanics, the theory of relativity, why the sky is blue, or anything else.

通常在科学领域,科学家们一次就一个科学事实或理论下定决心。我们不接受投票。我们只是不投票给量子力学,相对论,为什么天空是蓝色的,或者其他任何东西。

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