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Big Bear Observatory Telescopes and Dome To Be Named In Honor of Longtime Director Hal Zirin
06/30/1997

Big Bear Observatory Telescopes and Dome To Be Named In Honor of Longtime Director Hal Zirin

Big Bear Observatory Telescopes and Dome To Be Named In Honor of Longtime Director Hal Zirin June 1997 97
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Caltech Astronomers Crack the Puzzle of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts
05/14/1997

Caltech Astronomers Crack the Puzzle of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts

Robert Tindol
A team of Caltech astronomers has pinpointed a gamma-ray burst several billion light-years away from the Milky Way. The team was following up on a discovery made by the Italian/Dutch satellite BeppoSAX.
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Caltech Astronomer Obtains Data That Could Resolve the "Age Problem"
04/14/1997

Caltech Astronomer Obtains Data That Could Resolve the "Age Problem"

Robert Tindol
Dr. Neill Reid, using information collected by the European Space Agency's Hipparcos satellite, has determined that a key distance measure used to compute the age of certain Milky Way stars is off by 10 to 15 percent. The new data leads to the conclusion that the oldest stars are actually 11 to 13 billion years old, rather than 16 to 18 billion years old, as had been thought.
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Renowned Physicist Robert B. Leighton Dies
03/10/1997

Renowned Physicist Robert B. Leighton Dies

Robert Tindol
Robert B. Leighton, a longtime physicist and astronomer at the California Institute of Technology, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, after a long illness. He was 77.
Stephen Hawking Makes Good On a Bet
02/06/1997

Stephen Hawking Makes Good On a Bet

Robert Tindol
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Caltech Astronomers Obtain the Most Detailed Infared Image of the Environment of an Active Black Hole
01/13/1997

Caltech Astronomers Obtain the Most Detailed Infared Image of the Environment of an Active Black Hole

Robert Tindol
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