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AstroAlert: Three astronomers share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics!

Hi everyone,
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Great news – the 2019 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to three astronomers/astrophysicists!
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Canadian cosmologist Jim Peebles is a pioneer in the study of the origin and evolution of the universe. For more than half a century his innovative work has helped provide a strong theoretical framework for modern observational cosmology.
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Swiss exoplanet hunters Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz are recognized for their discovery of the first planet orbiting a Sun-like star beyond our solar system. Their discovery ushered in a golden age of exoplanet research, with more 4,000 now known and more being discovered daily. The video below shows the accelerating pace of exoplanet discoveries.
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If you’d to know more about this year’s Nobel Prize winners and their scientific contributions, just click here.
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Best regards,

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Michael
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