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Golden age comics habitually provided educational backup features for its readers (as comic readers at this time were generally children.)   In Mystery in Space this took the form of various features such as Wonders of Space or Our Strange Universe.  Once of the most common was the feature Giants of the Telescope which detailed the accomplishments of famous astronomers.  However, unlike other biographical features in golden age comics (such as the Wonder Women of History in golden age Wonder Woman issues) which portrayed events of the persons life, Giants of the Telescope routinely only included a picture of the person (if a picture existed) and then listed their astronomical accomplishments.  The featured astronomers were as follows:

10 – Simon Newcomb

11 – William Henry Pickering

16 – Christian Huygens

17 – Edward E. Barnard

18 – Jean Dominique Cassini

20 – William Lassell

21 – Edwin Powell Hubble

22 – Pierre Simon Laplace

23 – Giovanni Schiaparelli

25 – William Huggins

27 – William Cranch Bond

28 – Richard Anthony Proctor

29 – William Herschel

30 – Joseph Norman Lockyer

32 – Arthur S. Eddington

33 – Angelo Secchi

37 – James Jean

41 – Henry Norris Russell

42 – Robert G. Aitken

43 – Charles A. Young

45 – Jeremiah Horrocks

47 – S.B. Nicholson

48 – Pietro Tacchini

49 – Frederick Wilhelm Bessel

50 – Giovani Donati

52 – Leonard Euler

53 – Sir David Gill

54 – Giuseppe Piazzi

55 – Heinrich Olbers

56 – E. Hertzsprung

57 – Pierre Janssen

60 – Warren de la Rue

61 – James Edward Keeler

64 – Samuel A. Mitchell

66 – Walter Baade

67 – John Flamsteed

68 – Sir Harold Spencer Jones

69 – Joseph Louis LaGrange

71 – Nicholas-Louis de Lacaille

72 – Richard C. Carrington

73 – Samuel P. Langley

74 – Alexis Clairault

88 – Karl Schwarzchild

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