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Martha Locke Hazen, at 75; astronomer found lost stars

Martha L. Hazen, with a plaque of an asteroid named after her. Martha L. Hazen, with a plaque of an asteroid named after her.
By Gloria Negri
Globe Staff / January 6, 2007

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Like a detective piecing together clues to find a missing person, Martha Locke Hazen did some sleuthing to recover more than a thousand stars that astronomers believed were lost. Using what she called "forensic astronomy," she examined glass-plate photographs of the heavens and researchers' notebooks at Harvard College Observatory to bring the wayward stars back into the record books. (Full article: 850 words)

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