TITLE

Messier, Charles

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Messier, Charles (1730-1817), a French astronomer, discovered or independently codiscovered some 20 comets, earning him the nickname the �ferret of comets� by King Louis XV. He compiled the first catalog of nonstellar objects (nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies) visible from the Northern Hemisphere.
ACCESSION #
37309089

 

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