1942 AP Fred Whipple Puebla Mexico Robert W Wood Salt Lake City Tribune UT February 19

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1942 AP Fred Whipple Puebla Mexico Robert W Wood Salt Lake City Tribune UT February 19 - - February 19, 19-1-2 jSavants Report Formation...
- February 19, 19-1-2 jSavants Report Formation Of New Stars, Planets PUEBLA, Mexico, Feb. IS (AP)—Astonishing evidence that stars and planets are still being formed under the eyes of telescopes telescopes was reported to the Inter-American Astrophysics! con- gress here Wednesday. Stars were once supposed to have been finished billions of years | ago. The evidence for something different was presented by Dr. F. L. Whipple of Harvard observatory. observatory. One of these new stars would be Bctelguese, a red supergiant so vast that if the sun were at the center, the earth's orbit would still be inside the giant. Stars of this supergiant type are apparently apparently very tenuous as if made of gas or thinly spaced particles. Dust Turns Into Stars Dr. Whipple's explanation is based on recent discoveries of immense immense clouds of dust and gases in space. He showed, first, that these dust clouds can condense, and second second that mysterious currents of motion seen in the clouds can work to form a condensation large enough to make a star. Dr. Whipple showed also that smaller stars and planets can be forming in the same way in dense clouds of dust visible in the milky I rainbow. way. One of these clouds !s called the coal sack because of its shap« and blackness. New eyes for astronomy were reported by Dr. Robert W. Wood, Johns Hopkins university physicist. physicist. One measures the spread with which a star is cither coming coming toward earth or receding. It is a split prism, which norms two spectroscopic, that is rainbow images images of the star, side by side. The positions of the pair change according according to the star's motion. New Plastic 'Eye' Another eye is made with one of the new plastics. A diamond point cuts from 800 to 1400 parallel lines per inch on the face of a polished copper surface. surface. The tiny grooves are steep on one side, more sloping on, the other. Plastic is pressed over them, and when it hardens is taken off and fastened flat on a glass plate. The result is a new kind of jrating which concentrates 90 per cent of a star's light into a single

Clipped from The Salt Lake Tribune19 Feb 1942, ThuPage 10

The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah)19 Feb 1942, ThuPage 10
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