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UH astronomer revolutionized the study of star formation

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 27, 2013

~~<p>A retired University of Hawaii at Manoa astronomer whose research laid the foundation for much of what the world knows about the birth and early development of stars, died earlier this month at age 93.</p>
<p>Dr. George H. Herbig, regarded by many as the father of star formation studies, revolutionized the field by researching stars so young that they had formed after the earliest human ancestors walked the Earth, the UH Institute for Astronomy said.</p>
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A retired University of Hawaii at Manoa astronomer whose research laid the foundation for much of what the world knows about the birth and early development of stars, died earlier this month at age 93.

Dr. George H. Herbig, regarded by many as the father of star formation studies, revolutionized the field by researching stars so young that they had formed after the earliest human ancestors walked the Earth, the UH Institute for Astronomy said. Login for more...



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