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Modern Astronomy

Modern Astronomy

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In the late 1890s, George Hale worked in his new observatory to
compare the spectrum of the Sun with those of other stars. Making
these comparisons stirred his interest in the way stars change during

The 40-inch (1.02-m) Yerkes
Observatory refractor is the world’s
largest refracting telescope. (Yerkes
Observatory photograph EIB6551)

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