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They Might Be Giants/Ciardi and Howell

They Might Be Giants/Ciardi and Howell

They Might Be Giants are using data from the Kepler mission to classify the brightness changes of giant stars in an effort to understand how the observed brightness variations of giant stars may relate to the different stages of giant star evolution.

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