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Paris Observatory

The French national astronomical research institute, located in Paris and founded in 1667. There are observing facilities at the Meudon Observatory, near Sèvres, which has two reflecting telescopes (1 meter and 0.6 meter) and forms the astrophysics section of the Paris Observatory, and at the Nançay Radio Observatory.
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The innovative Fireball Recovery and Interplanetary Observation Network (FRIPON) is a collaboration between the Observatory of Paris, National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), University of Paris-South, French National Museum of Natural History, and Aix-Marseille University.
These minieclipses yield a planet's radius and, in combination with another technique, provide a trove of information, including the exact mass, density and composition of a body, notes Daniel Rouan of the Observatory of Paris in Meudon, France.
To measure the field, Claude Catala of the Observatory of Paris and his colleagues examined the polarization of light from the star using a device on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Hawaii's Manna Kea.
Team members Frederic Bournaud and Francoise Combes of the Observatory of Paris say that they have identified the alleged hit-and-run galaxy.
Another team, led by Bruno Sicardy of the Observatory of Paris, reports in the same journal that Pluto's atmospheric pressure doubled during that 14-year interval.
Using a smaller telescope near Arica in northern Chile, Francois Colas of the Observatory of Paris and his colleagues also observed the July 20 occultation.

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