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 (pĭk′ər-ĭng), Edward Charles 1846-1919.
American astronomer noted for his work on stellar photometry. His brother William Henry Pickering (1858-1938) discovered Phoebe, the ninth moon of Saturn (1899), and predicted the existence of Pluto (1919).


1. (Biography) Edward Charles. 1846–1919, US astronomer, who invented the meridian photometer
2. (Biography) his brother, William Henry. 1858–1938, US astronomer, who discovered Phoebe, the ninth satellite of Saturn, and predicted (1919) the existence and position of Pluto


(ˈpɪk ər ɪŋ, ˈpɪk rɪŋ)

Edward Charles, 1846–1919, and his brother, William Henry, 1858–1938, U.S. astronomers.
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