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Horace Welcome Babcock

(1912—2003)


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(1912–2003)

Americanastronomer, son of H. D. Babcock. After the Second World War he collaborated with his father in solar research. In 1946 he discovered the first magnetic star, 78 Virginis. Babcock also studied the rotation of the Andromeda Galaxy and invented the concept of adaptive optics.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics.


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