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Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.

1941 - Today

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Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. has received more than 136,012 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. is the 91st most popular astronomer (down from 85th in 2019), the 1,387th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,225th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Astronomer.

Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. is most famous for being the first person to measure the speed of light accurately.

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Among astronomers, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. ranks 91 out of 531Before him are Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Eric Walter Elst, Petrus Apianus, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, Angelo Secchi, and Antony Hewish. After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, David Fabricius, Johann Elert Bode, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, William Huggins, and Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth.

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Among people born in 1941, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. ranks 87Before him are Kyu Sakamoto, Graham Chapman, Linda McCartney, Martin Evans, Aimé Jacquet, and Bertrand Tavernier. After him are Robert Wilson, William Nordhaus, Carlo Maria Viganò, Josip Skoblar, Princess Muna al-Hussein, and Alfred G. Gilman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. ranks 1,387 out of 18,182Before him are Rosemary Kennedy (1918), Paul Stanley (1952), Tom Ford (1961), Ethan Hawke (1970), Barnett Newman (1905), and Jane Wyman (1917). After him are Mary Todd Lincoln (1818), John Sturges (1910), Wes Anderson (1969), Richard Winters (1918), David Morse (1953), and Ken Thompson (1943).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. ranks 16Before him are Vera Rubin (1928), Percival Lowell (1855), Russell Alan Hulse (1950), Lewis A. Swift (1820), Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), and Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928). After him are J. Allen Hynek (1910), James Van Allen (1914), Frank Drake (1930), Edward Charles Pickering (1846), Carolyn S. Shoemaker (1929), and Henry Norris Russell (1877).