Thomas Wright

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Wright, Thomas


Born 1711 in Byers Green, near Durham; died there 1786. English astronomer.

Wright proposed a hypothesis regarding the structure of the universe according to which the majority of observable stars constitute an isolated, distinctly oblate system.


An Original Theory or New Hypothesis of the Universe. London, 1750.
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Thomas Wright took his pets Achilles and Hektor for a walk along the Fish Quay when he encountered the mammal.
Neighbour from hell Thomas Wright, 46, behaved in a threatening and abusive manner and yelled sectarian remarks, a court was told.
Twitter users Thomas Wright (@rvd_mr_ppv_420) and Aaron (@mr_the_face) both triumphantly shared pictures they'd snapped with the star, as he took a break from filming scenes at Durham Cathedral.
Uri Friedman interviews several experts for the Atlantic: Thomas Wright of the Brookings Institution argues that if Trump pulls out of alliances and the global economy, conflict will arise.
Daniel Cosgrove and Thomas Wright sparked a major pursuit that saw them reach speeds of 90mph in the Mersey Tunnel as they fled officers.
Believed to have been born in North Wales, Wilson trained as a portrait painter in London for six years under Thomas Wright before travelling to Rome and Venice in the early 1750s.
David Smith, Robert Peto and Thomas Wright all deny any wrongdoing after thousands of workers, 600 of them in Coventry, were told they were losing their jobs on Christmas Day.
Fats Waller Revisited is an album celebrating the music of African-American jazz pianist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller (1904-1943).
Keith Wright, 23, was giving evidence into the death of 17-month-old Jamie Thomas Wright McGee.
Thomas Wright (R-Lunenberg), it's another sign that the state has abandoned its religious roots.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 21, 2014-JMP's director Thomas Wright joins as sixth member of its executive committee
Thank you to Yvonne Smith for sending another photo of Baverstock pupils - this time Thomas Wright, Lucy Sturdy, Dana Archer, Lauren Wright, Sophie Ellis, Zoe Smith and Amy Collins.