Jim Elliot, an MIT planetary astronomer and professor who lived in Wellesley, has died at the age of 67 after fighting cancer.
A Boston Globe obituary on Elliot says he was part of a team that discovered Uranus has rings and Pluto has an atmosphere. A lover of the outdoors, Elliot was also active in Wellesley as a member of the Wellesley Trails Committee among other things.
Condolences to his family.
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