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An improved stellar yardstick in the shadows

Measurement of the diffraction pattern of starlight during an asteroid occultation opens up new territory in stellar angular size determinations.

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van Belle, G.T. An improved stellar yardstick in the shadows. Nat Astron 3, 480–481 (2019).

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