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Journal of No. 118


August 31st, 2004

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UCLA Alum (Mathematics '27) Fred Whipple died at age 97. During the war, he invented aluminum chaff to confuse enemy radar. In 1950, he proposed the correct idea of the composition of comets as 'dirty snowballs'. Later, he directed the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory for two decades.
 
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Journal of No. 118