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Fraser
2010-Nov-18, 09:20 PM
From a Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics press release: Dr. Brian Marsden passed away today at the age of 73 following a prolonged illness. He was a Supervisory Astronomer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Director Emeritus of the Minor Planet Center. “Brian was one of the most influential comet investigators of the twentieth century,” [...]

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George
2010-Nov-19, 09:14 PM
It is a sad loss of a great contributor.

otakenji
2010-Nov-20, 12:19 AM
We also recently lost Alan Sandage. Death comes in threes...who is next?