Pickering Edward Charles

Pick·er·ing

 (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).
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Pick·er·ing

(pĭk′ər-ĭng), Edward Charles 1846-1919.
American astronomer who made many innovations in the equipment used to observe and measure the distance of stars. His brother William Henry Pickering (1858-1938) discovered Phoebe, the ninth moon of Saturn (1899), and predicted the existence of Pluto (1919).
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