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21/01/1908 Danish astronomer Bengt Strömgren is born


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He found that the chemical composition of stars was very much different than previously assumed. In the late 1930s, he found the relative abundance of hydrogen to be nearly 70%, and helium to be about 27%. He also discovered the so-called Strömgren Spheres — huge interstellar shells of ionized hydrogen around stars.
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