Science Fiction in the News Articles
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Fred Hoyle

Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) was a British astronomer and sf writer. He worked most of his life at the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge, and was director for many years. He was denied a share in the 1983 Nobel Prize for physics, despite his pioneering the concept of stellar nucleosynthesis (the idea that heavy elements are created in stars).

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Magnetic Fields Found To Shape Planetary Nebulae
   A team of German astronomers have detected magnetic fields in the central stars of four planetary nebulae. Astronomer and sf writer Fred Hoyle wrote about this fifty years ago.
DNA-Shaped Dust In Plasma May 'Live'
   This new computer simulation shows that it is possible for very life-like structures to evolve in space.
Precursor To Life Found In Space Cloud
   'By and large, one only expects intelligent life to exist in a diffuse gaseous medium...'- Fred Hoyle, 1957.
The Atacama Large Millimeter Array - And Fred Hoyle
   'Scientifically it would all make a lot more sense in Chile.'- Sir Fred Hoyle, 1973.
Should SETI Talk To Molecular Cloud Barnard 68?
   'I myself am building basic chemicals at about 10,000,000,000 times the rate at which building is occurring on the whole ... surface of your planet.'- Fred Hoyle, 1957.

 

 

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