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Stories by Geoffrey Burbidge

The Problem of the Quasi-Stellar Objects

The observational evidence on these strange celestial objects presents many mysteries. The central question is still whether they are at the edge of the universe or relatively close to us...

December 1, 1966 — Fred Hoyle and Geoffrey Burbidge

The Origin of Cosmic Rays

What cosmic accelerators generate these fantastically energetic particles? Calculations suggest that most cosmic rays may come not from within our galaxy but from extragalactic radio sources...

August 1, 1966 — Geoffrey Burbidge

Subdwarf Stars

Certain stars seem dimmer than normal stars having the same temperature. It now appears that they are not less luminous but are bluer because they are poorer in the heavier elements

June 1, 1961 — Geoffrey Burbidge and Margaret

Stellar Populations

Fifteen years ago Walter Baade observed that stars are divided into two populations. His concept opened up a broad field of study, and now astronomers classify stars into five populations instead of two...

November 1, 1958 — Geoffrey Burbidge and Margaret


The discovery of the anti-proton and the anti-neutron raises the following question: Do anti-atoms made of these and other anti-particles exist in the universe?

April 1, 1958 — Geoffrey Burbidge and Fred Hoyle
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