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3C 273: The Hazards of Publication


Haynes, RF and Haynes, RD, 3C 273: The Hazards of Publication, Astronomical Society of Australia. Publications (Print Edition), 10, (4) pp. 355-356. ISSN 1323-3580 (1993) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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In March 1963 a paper by Hazard, Mackey and Shimmins in Nature, announced an accurate position for the radio source 3C 273. This was subsequently identified as the first known quasar. Through an innocent editorial mistake, the affiliation of the first author was wrongly attributed. This caused long-term animosity between the Physics Department of the University of Sydney and the CSIRO Division of Radiophysics.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:astronomy, Australia
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Haynes, RD (Dr Roslynn Haynes)
ID Code:121719
Year Published:1993
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-10-12
Last Modified:2017-10-12

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