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N Day (1943)
Philip Latham
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Contributed by "William E. Emba"

An astronomer's observations of the sun lead him to predict the sun will go nova in just a few days. The formula that he used for his prediction is included explicitly. "Philip Latham" is the pseudonym of Robert Shirley Richardson.

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Categories:
GenreScience Fiction,
Motif
TopicMathematical Physics,
MediumShort Stories,

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