Florence Ray Moulton

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Birthday
29, 1872
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Dec 7, 1952 (80)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
29, 1872
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Dec 7, 1952 (80)

About

American astronomer known for being a believer of the Chamberlin-Moulton planetesimal hypothesis, which says planets formed from smaller parts.

Before Fame

He finished his graduate studies at the University of Chicago, receiving a Ph.D. in 1899.

Trivia

The moon crater 'Moulton' is named in his honor.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Le Roy, Michigan.

Associated With

He and Edwin Hubble were both famous American astronomers.