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Members Q&A with Dr. Aaron Celestian

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Discover life in crystals, the briny, salty environments around them and how Dr. Aaron Celestian, Associate Curator of Mineral Sciences, uses them in his search for life in our solar system.

Dr. Celestian’s blog:
Growing your own crystals: