Scott S. Sheppard

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Scott Sander Sheppard (born 1977) is an American astronomer and a discoverer of numerous moons, comets and minor planets in the outer Solar System.He is an astronomer in the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC. He attended Oberlin College as an undergraduate, and received his bachelor in physics with honors in 1998. Starting as a graduate student at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii, he was credited with the discovery of many small moons of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. He has also discovered the first known trailing Neptune trojan, 2008 LC18, the first named leading Neptune trojan, 385571 Otrera, and the first high inclination Neptune trojan, 2005 TN53. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Scott S. Sheppard has received more than 58,270 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Scott S. Sheppard is the 530th most popular astronomer (down from 502nd in 2019), the 11,922nd most popular biography from United States (down from 11,067th in 2019) and the 116th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Scott S. Sheppard ranks 530 out of 531Before him are Korado Korlević, Mary Proctor, Christian Pollas, Kazuro Watanabe, Jana Tichá, and Geoffrey Marcy. After him are Peter Goldreich, Françoise Combes, William Kwong Yu Yeung, Hiroshi Mori, Rosaly Lopes, and Naoto Satō.

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Among people born in 1977, Scott S. Sheppard ranks 310Before him are Stuart Price, René Redzepi, Andrea Henkel, Fedde Le Grand, Fatih Tekke, and Ana Tijoux. After him are Félix Sánchez, Atsushi Yanagisawa, Ambra Angiolini, Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, Zdeňka Podkapová, and Uhm Ji-won.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Scott S. Sheppard ranks 11,922 out of 18,182Before him are Taryn Manning (1978), Ruth Buzzi (1936), Shelley Hennig (1987), Tatyana Ali (1979), The Honky Tonk Man (1953), and Janet Napolitano (1957). After him are Lisa Joy (1972), Gene Reynolds (1923), Félix Sánchez (1977), Michael Cuesta (1963), Tony Hale (1970), and Carrie Underwood (1983).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Scott S. Sheppard ranks 116Before him are Helen Sawyer Hogg (1905), Thomas Bopp (1949), Charles W. Juels (1944), A. E. Douglass (1867), Christian Pollas (1947), and Geoffrey Marcy (1954). After him are Peter Goldreich (1939), Chad Trujillo (1973), David J. Tholen (1955), Matthew J. Holman (1967), Jeff T. Alu (1966), and Alan Stern (1957).