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Former Livermore Physicist Directs UC Astronomical Observatories

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Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:00 am

To enter the world of Claire Max is to encounter some of the most exotic mysteries in the universe: what happens when black holes collide? What do gravitational waves reveal about violent events billions of light years from Earth? What is happening to our Milky Way galaxy as it gobbles up smaller galaxies?

Other puzzles may seem closer to home and less exotic, but still challenge astronomers: why do planets form? At a time when more and more planets are discovered orbiting distant stars, is our solar system typical or does it seem to be one-of-a-kind?

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Cross-town rivals, Foothill Falcons and Amador Valley Dons, met in the NCS CIF division 1 quarterfinals on May 9th. Foothill’s Melissa Garcia tries to flank the Dons’ defense. Amador won 14 to 10, and will be taking on Granite Bay in the semi…