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Italian Astrophysicist Margherita Hack Passes Away
2013-07-01 04:25:30

Italian astrophysicist Margherita Hack, who gained fame as a science writer able to explain her research in easy-to-understand language and also the first woman to lead an astronomical observatory in her country, has died.


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