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Fritz Zwicky. The name of this astronomer will garner quite different responses depending on who you talk to. Fritz had a wide ranging insight into the Universe, and has been proved correct on a number of his predictions. Upon reading a few articles and press releases of late it appears that even some 33 years after his death his influence on astronomy is still potent. Indeed specific nomenclature that only Fritz had championed up until the 1970's has now started to reach mainstream astronomy. From an October 4, 2007, press release that discusses new observations of a gravitational lens system I quote David Koo, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at UCSC:
"This gives us a glimpse of an ancient pygmy galaxy like those that may have built up our home galaxy, the Milky Way."
"Apparently, the potential well in these pygmy galaxies is so shallow that it is unable to hold ionized gas".