Hong-Yee Chiu (b. 1932)

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Chinese-American astrophysicist Hong-Yee Chiu (b. 1932) is credited with coining the term "quasar" in 1964.


  • Chiu, Hong-yee 1932-
  • United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-0238

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  • Quasars
  • Astrophysics


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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0238]

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