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an astronomer who studies the physical properties of celestial bodies

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This research represents the "next big step" in understanding what black holes do and how galaxies and clusters evolve, says astrophysicist Kim Weaver of NASPA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
Bernard Sadoulet, an astrophysicist at the University of California at Berkeley, said ``an urgent search'' for these particles is under way.
Greg Madejski, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
The fact that such a large celestial body with the potential to cause significant damage if it were to hit our planet was discovered just 21 days before passing near the Earth, demonstrates the need to watch the sky," said Detlef Koschny, astrophysicist at the European Space Agency (ESA).
Astrophysicist Rob Oiling of the University of Maryland in College Park and colleagues, however, saw no such bump in the light from three other supernovas captured by the Kepler space telescope.
Playwright Siobhan Nicholas explains: "I became interested in astronomy when I stumbled across a quote from an astrophysicist called Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who said "We are all made of star stuff".
Astrophysicist, Nidhal Guessoum, Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Sharjah said the launch of the space agency and the Mars probe will turn everyone's attention to space, science, and technology, especially students, in the UAE and the rest of the Arab world.
Just as the Earth has a magnetic field, our galaxy has a large-scale magnetic field -- albeit 100,000 times weaker than the magnetic field at the Earth's surface," says UBC Astrophysicist Douglas Scott.
Astrophysicist Dr James McLaughlin, who lectures at Northumbria University, said he was almost certain the Curiosity rover currently on Mars has found organic material.
This biography of the Swiss astrophysicist includes many supplementary illustrations and photographs, a technical paper on Zwicky's most notable contributions to astrophysics and observable astronomy, and a lay audience oriented overview of the Morphological thought and procedure he founded.
Geoffrey Burbidge (24 September 1925--26 January 2010) was a famous--and in recent years, controversial--theoretical astrophysicist who worked at the University of California, San Diego.
Readers will fall into the plot as main character Professor Percival Marlowe, an incredibly intellectual astrophysicist is nearing death without having the closure of finishing his greatest discovery.
Mike Shara, an astrophysicist (scientist who studies the universe) at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, is an expert on cosmic collisions.
Astrophysicist Sallie Baliunas delivers an update on the state of global warming--and takes the temperature of overwrought climate alarmists in "Full of Hot Air" (page 64).
Whenever the universe flinches, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson fields a barrage of calls from national media for comment.
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