Marija Strojnik, the astrophysicist who sees beyond the solar system

Ljubljana, 23 November - Marija Strojnik is one of the most accomplished living Slovenian scientists, her achievements including a method for autonomous navigation successfully used in the NASA Cassini mission to the outer planets. Extrasolar planet detection is Strojnik's main passion and a potential US return to the Moon could put her optics knowledge to excellent use.

An award received by Slovenian scientist Marija Strojnik Scholl, on display at the Slovenian Technical Museum.
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Slovenian astrophysicist Marija Strojnik Scholl delivering the opening lecture at the Slovenian Festival of Science at the Faculty of Biotechnology earlier this year.
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