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Google Doodle Celebrates Mexican Astronomer Guillermo Haro

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Google has really been representing for the Latino community with their Google Doodle’s lately. They have honored Gabriel García Márquez, Richard Colón and Yma Sumac. These doodles are telling the history of Latinos in film, music, science, technology, and now astronomy. The latest Google Doodle is honoring the late Mexican pioneer Guillermo Haro who even has specific formation named after him. Here’s a little bit about the man on today’s Google Doodle.

Guillermo Haro is today’s Google Doodle honoree. He was a pivotal part of our ongoing quest to figure out space.

The historic Mexican pioneer in astronomy, who would have turned 105 today, made huge discoveries, some of which we see every single night.

Haro is credited for discovering the three sister stars that make up Orion’s Belt.

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According to Time magazine, the constellation that make up Orion’s Belt “is among the most recognizable celestial shapes out there.”

Haro’s largest discovery, however, is what is known as planetary nebulae.


This consists of “jets of gas and other matter erupting from newly formed stars.” The discovery became known as Herbig-Haro objects.

Haro also discovered thousands of stars, galaxies, and much more.

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Haro is listed at discovering 8,746 blue stars, 44 blue galaxies, a supernova, more than 10 novae and a comet, Al Jazeera reports.

Google notes that Haro was also the first Mexican elected to the Royal Astronomical Society in 1959.

Here’s what some people are saying about today’s Google Doodle that honors this revolutionary Mexican astronomer.

He is indeed a star conquistador as Alejandro says.

The use of Haro’s face is melting people’s hearts.

Google even added his mustache.

And the attention around the doodle has reminded people of a documentary about him.

The documentary, “Homenaje Dr. Guillermo Haro,” was the work of his own son to show the work his father has done. Click here to watch the whole thing on YouTube.

Happy Birthday, Guillermo.

We’ll think about your achievements as we look at the stars tonight.

READ: Google Is Honoring Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez With A Doodle

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The World Watched Agents Rip This Mother Away From Her Children And Now She Has Been Released

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The World Watched Agents Rip This Mother Away From Her Children And Now She Has Been Released

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More than two weeks after immigration authorities detained 36-year-old Perla Morales Luna in front of her children, a judge has ruled that she be set free.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in San Diego justified their harsh detainment tactic used against Morales Luna due to their claims that she was involved in a smuggling ring. However, an immigration judge, Zsa Zsa Depaolo, ruled yesterday that she should be released while her case is pending.

It was on March 3 that border agents took Morales Luna in front of daughters. The video went viral.

Border agents tweeted that Morales Luna was “identified as an organizer for a transnational criminal smuggling organization operating in East County, San Diego.” They added that she was the only person involved in this “smuggling organization.” According to the statement, she was detained because she was in the country without documentation.

The video of her detainment went viral, which also contributed to the support of her release.

I am very grateful for being released,” Morales Luna said to news cameras after she was freed from detainment. “And I am very thankful to the community for their support, and…thank you very much.”

Here’s the moment when Morales Luna was reunited with her children who were present at her arrest.

According to the Associated Press, Judge Depaolo said a U.S. immigration judge in downtown San Diego would be handling her case and would be able to be with her daughters while her case in pending.

Judge Depaolo added that Morales Luna is not “not a danger to society or a flight risk.” Morales Luna’s lawyer said that three other people have been accused of the same charge as Morales Luna and all cases against them were dismissed.

READ: An Undocumented Man Was Denied A Lifesaving Heart Transplant Because Of His Status

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