Charles Schnetzler

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Charles Carter Schnetzler (June 3, 1930 – December 15, 2009) was a planetary scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Schnetzler is best known for analyzing moon rocks brought back by the Apollo program and for studying the Earth's environment using the Landsat and the Earth Observing System.[1] On November 4, 2009, Schnetzler was seriously injured after being hit by a car while walking near his home on Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, Maryland.[2] He later died in his home on December 15, 2009.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Schudel, Matt (January 14, 2010). "Charles Schnetzler dies; was authority on planetary sciences". The Washington Post. 
  2. ^ Rita, Mike Santa (November 5, 2009). "Columbia man, 79, hit by car, in critical condition". Columbia Flyer.