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2019 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Discovery of Exoplanet Orbiting a Solar-type Star

9 Oct 2019, 07:35 UTC
2019 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Discovery of Exoplanet Orbiting a Solar-type Star L. Weinstein/Ciel et Espace Photos

Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the first exoplanet around a Sun-like star. Mayor, Professor Emeritus at Geneva University in Switzerland, and Queloz, Professor of Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, UK, share the prize "for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's place in the cosmos" with James Peebles, Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of Science at Princeton University, US.

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