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Scientists Use Asteroid to Measure Smallest Star Size to Date

16 Apr 2019, 15:26 UTC
Scientists Use Asteroid to Measure Smallest Star Size to Date CfA

Scientists in the VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) Collaboration have published a paper in Nature Astronomy journal detailing the results of their work with the VERITAS array—located at the Center for Astrophysics' Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Amado, Arizona—to measure the smallest apparent size of stars in the night sky known to date.

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