James W. Christy

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James Walter "Jim" Christy (born September 15, 1938) is an American astronomer known for discovering Charon, the largest moon of the dwarf planet Pluto. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James W. Christy has received more than 43,870 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. James W. Christy is the 181st most popular astronomer (down from 163rd in 2019), the 2,812th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,283rd in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, James W. Christy ranks 181 out of 532Before him are Antonio de Ulloa, Heber Doust Curtis, Johann Heinrich von Mädler, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, James Craig Watson, and George William Hill. After him are Andrew Graham, Francis Preserved Leavenworth, Nevil Maskelyne, Walter Lewin, Oskar Backlund, and Maria Margaretha Kirch.

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Among people born in 1938, James W. Christy ranks 162Before him are Dennis Oppenheim, Violetta Villas, Jan Assmann, Perry Anderson, Mohammed Gammoudi, and Sergei Novikov. After him are Beata Tyszkiewicz, Omar Abdel-Rahman, Larry Niven, Ahmed Qurei, Edem Kodjo, and Ove Andersson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James W. Christy ranks 2,812 out of 15,968Before him are Martha Chase (1927), Ned Beatty (1937), Susannah Mushatt Jones (1899), Dick Wolf (1946), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), and Chazz Palminteri (1952). After him are John Basilone (1916), Megan Fox (1986), Al Martino (1927), Dan Flavin (1933), Roy Cohn (1927), and Henry Wilson (1812).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, James W. Christy ranks 32Before him are Henry Draper (1837), George Phillips Bond (1825), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), Heber Doust Curtis (1872), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), and George William Hill (1838). After him are Francis Preserved Leavenworth (1858), Eleanor F. Helin (1932), Milton L. Humason (1891), Michael H. Hart (1932), Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), and Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906).