a dwarf standing on the shoulders of giants

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a dwarf standing on the shoulders of giants

A person whose insights, discoveries, or knowledge in general is not due to their own ingenuity, but rather due to the discoveries or previous work of great minds that have come before. Though this is indeed an exciting discovery toward curing cancer, I am but a dwarf standing on the shoulders of giants.
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Brown dwarfs are classified by a mass between that of a giant planet and a small star and are referred to as (https://www.
BRIDGING THE GAP between the largest planets and the smallest stars, brown dwarfs don't fuse hydrogen in their cores.
Currently available surveys enable identification of faint dwarfs in nearby galaxy groups, and recently, a team of astronomers led by Adam Smercina of the University of Michigan has detected such a new faint dwarf in the M81 Group - one of the groups nearest to the Local Group.
Because of their extremely close proximity, the white dwarf easily is able to slurp mass from its low-mass companion.
It could work," he says, "but I doubt it would leave a low-mass white dwarf.
3m telescope that is operated at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile by the University of Warsaw, was monitoring a microlensing event when a brown dwarf came in front of a distant star.
They are advertising Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with a difference," he said.
One of the most famous dwarves in ancient Egypt was, Seneb, a 4th or early 5th Dynasty dwarf who was chief of the royal wardrobe and priest of the funerary cults of Khufu.
I have never heard of a company pre-recording the words to be spoken by the dwarfs.
Rumpelstilzchen presents something of a combination of the third and fourth categories, with the dwarf as negative figure who is willing to help the heroine, but only in exchange for her first daughter.
Out of the 100 billion stars in the Milky Way, only a handful of merging white dwarf systems is known to exist.
Ms Jensen is not a dwarf herself and neither are any of the characters in the book, which is a brilliantly tense and gripping story about insanity, violence, religion, global warming, the evils of methane, the end of the world and all that sort of thing.
Once they discovered that there was a class of stars really big, called giants, they carved the universe up into dwarfs and giants," says Jim Holberg, a scientist who studies dwarf stars at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
THE Red Dwarf crew will come back to Earth when the show returns this Easter, 21 years since the science fiction series first blasted off.