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STELLAR ASTROPHYSICS

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). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-019-0758-3

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