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(1803) Zwicky

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1967 CA. Discovered 1967 Feb. 6 by P. Wild at Zimmerwald.

Named in memory of Fritz Zwicky (1898–1974), a Swiss citizen, who as a professor at Caltech, Pasadena, did pioneer work in many fields, notably in the study of supernovae and of clusters of galaxies, in high-energy astrophysics, and also in developing jet propulsion for airplanes and spacecraft. (M 4156)

Obituaries published in l’Astronomie, 88. année, p. 221–224 (1974); Observatory, Vol. 94, p. 94 (1974); Orion, 32. Jahrg., p. 63, p. 113–114 (1974); Phys. Today, Vol. 27, No. 6, p. 70–71 (1974); Sky Telesc., Vol. 47, p. 215 (1974); Sterne Weltraum, Vol. 13, p. 77–78 (1974); Acta Astronaut., Vol. 1, No. 7–8, p. IX (1974); Science, Vol. 186, p. 284 (1974); Q.J.R. Astron. Soc., Vol. 16, p. 106–108 (1975).

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