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Fred Hoyle and Donald Clayton in Clayton's office at Rice University in October 1973. Hoyle resided at Rice for two weeks as they worked up their joint paper "Gamma Ray Lines from Novae" (ApJ, 187, L101 (1974)), whose purpose was to demonstrate observable radioactive diagnostics of the nova explosion. Blackboard notes relate to that aim, which became an explicit target for the OSSE and COMPTEL instruments on NASA's Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.

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