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Stephen William Hawking

Here we listed out important facts about famous scientist Stephen William Hawking, with his Biography, Profile, Facts, Timeline, Awards, Achievement, etc., Born: 8 January 1942 (age 75 years), Oxford, United Kingdom Movies: A Brief History of Time, Hawking, Beyond the Horizon, Fate of the Universe Nationality: British Fields: General relativity, Quantum gravity Children: Lucy Hawking,

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Nicolas Copernicus

Here we listed out important facts about famous scientist Nicolas Copernicus, with his Biography, Profile, Facts, Timeline, Awards, Achievement, etc., Born: 19 February 1473, Torun, Poland Died: 24 May 1543, Frombork, Poland Education: University of Padua (1501–1503) Fields: Astronomy, Canon law, Economics, Mathematics, Medicine Politics Known for: Heliocentrism, Gresham’s law, Copernican principle   Copernicus is

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Johannes Kepler

Here we listed out important facts about famous scientist Johannes Kepler, with his Biography, Profile, Facts, Timeline, Awards, Achievement, etc., Born: 27 December 1571, Weil der Stadt, Germany Died: 15 November 1630, Regensburg Children: Ludwig Kepler, Sebald Kepler, Heinrich Kepler, more Education: University of Tübingen (1591–1594), Tübinger Stift (1587–1591) Nationality: German Fields: Astronomy, astrology, mathematics

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Galilio Galilei

Here we listed out important facts about famous scientist Galilio Galilei, with his Biography, Profile, Facts, Timeline, Awards, Achievement, etc., Born: 15 February 1564, Pisa, Italy Died: 8 January 1642, Arcetri, Italy Education: University of Pisa (1581–1585) Discovered: Callisto, Ganymede, Europa, Io, Rings of Saturn Nationality: Italian Fields: Astronomy, physics, engineering, natural philosophy, mathematics Notable

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Edmond Halley

Here we listed out important facts about famous scientist Edmond Halley, with his Biography, Profile, Facts, Timeline, Awards, Achievement, etc., Born: 8 November 1656, Haggerston, London, United Kingdom Died: 14 January 1742, Greenwich, United Kingdom Discovered: Halley’s Comet Spouse: Mary Tooke (m. 1682–1736) Parents: Edmond Halley Sr. Children: Edmond Halley (d. 1741), Margaret (d. 1713),

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Christiaan Huygens

Here we listed out important facts about famous scientist Christiaan Huygens, with his Biography, Profile, Facts, Timeline, Awards, Achievement, etc., Born: 14 April 1629, The Hague, Netherlands Died: 8 July 1695, The Hague, Netherlands Nationality: Dutch Discovered: Titan, Orion Nebula Fields: Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy, Horology Known for: Titan, Explanation of Saturn’s rings, Centrifugal force, Collision

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Aryabhata

Here we listed out important facts about Famous Scientist Aryabhata, with his Biography, Profile, Facts, Timeline, Awards, Achievement, etc., Born: 476 AD, Assaka Died: 550 AD, India Nationality: Indian Era: Gupta Empire Books: Aryabhatiya Main interests: Mathematics, Astronomy Notable works: Āryabhaṭīya, Arya-siddhanta We know the year of Aryabhata’s birth since he tells us that he

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Archimedes

Here we listed out important facts about Famous Scientist Archimedes, with his Biography, Profile, Facts, Timeline, Awards, Achievement, etc., Born: Syracuse, Italy Died: Syracuse, Italy Nationality: Greek Parents: Phidias Fields: Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, Invention Known for: Archimedes’ principle, Archimedes’ screw, hydrostatics, levers, infinitesimals, Neuseis constructions Archimedes was born in the Greek city of Syracuse,

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Breakthrough! 3 Earth-like planets discovered

An international team of scientists from MIT, NASA and university of California have discovered a trio of Earth-like planets suitable for life outside the solar system. The planets orbit an ultracool dwarf star, ‘only’ 40 light years away, and are likely comparable in size and temperature to Earth and venus. Othere factors like cloud cover

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Astronomy

What is astronomy? Astronomy is the study of the universe with particular reference to celestial bodies. The planets, the moons, the sun and other stars, galaxies, etc. all fall under astronomy. However, astrophysics should not be confused with astronomy, vice versa. Astrophysics is the study of the physics or composition of celestial bodies. Basically, it covers gas, matter,

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