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Old 08-10-2019, 11:30 PM
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Cosmologist James Peebles & astronomers Mayor & Queloz win Nobel Prize in Physics

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Originally Posted by By Paul Rincon, BBC
James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz were announced as this year's winners at a ceremony in Stockholm.

Peebles was honoured for work on the evolution of the Universe, while Mayor and Queloz won for their discovery of a planet around a Sun-like star.
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Originally Posted by By Paul Rincon, BBC
Winnipeg, Canada-born James Peebles was honoured for his contributions to the understanding of the evolution of the Universe and Earth's place in the cosmos.

With others, he predicted the existence of cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation, the so-called afterglow of the Big Bang.
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Originally Posted by By Paul Rincon, BBC
Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz were awarded the prize for finding 51 Pegasi b, a gas giant orbiting a star 50 light-years away.
Story here :-
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49960497

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019, announcement summary and videos :-
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/2019/summary/
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