Fred Whipple

Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906 - 2004)

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Fred Lawrence Whipple
Born in Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United Statesmap
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Died in Cambridge, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Fred Lawrence Whipple (November 5, 1906 – August 30, 2004) was an American astronomer, who worked at the Harvard College Observatory for over 70 years. Amongst his achievements, he discovered some asteroids and comets, came up with the "dirty snowball" cometary hypothesis, and invented the Whipple shield.


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UCLA Yearbook picture of Fred Lawrence Wipple
UCLA Yearbook picture of Fred Lawrence Wipple


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