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Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

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Biot, Edouard-Constant

  • Thomas HockeyAffiliated withUniversity of California, Irvine School of Physical SciencesDepartment of Earth Science, University of Northern Iowa Email author 

BornParis, France, 1803

Died1850

French engineer Edouard-Constant Biot was the son of astronomer Jean-Baptiste Biot. He cataloged the meteors, comets, and novae that appear in ancient Chinese records. Biot’s catalog was useful in associating the Crab Nebula with the supernova of 1054.

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