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Person of The Week (Paul Butler and Geoffrey Marcy) #162715

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 26, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Two astronomers from San Francisco State University, Paul Butler and Geoffrey Marcy, who have made momentous discoveries about the stars and other worlds that may be like out own, profiled; space scenes shown. [BUTLER, MARCY - talk about their research and findings on two new planets that may have elements of life.] Their methodology in using a telescope connected to a computer to monitor 120 stars explained. [Institution for Advanced Study professor Freeman DYSON - comments.] The recent pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope showing newly viewed galaxies and NASA's plans to send more advanced telescopes into space outlined.

Jennings, Peter

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