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Life of a Comet Hunter
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Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
Posted:   07/16/07

Summary: The name Messier is synonymous with the deep sky. Charles Messier, an 18th century French astronomer, changed the course of astronomy with his catalogue of "Star Clusters and Nebulae", as well as the discovery of over 20 comets. But what did Messier make of the alien life debate?

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