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Queen's Brian May Rocks an Astrophysics Rhapsody
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Just as his band was starting to make some noise 35 years ago, May was studying astrophysics. Though he put off his studies to live the life of a rock god, he maintained his interest in the mysteries of the universe. Just last year, he completed a dissertation on interplanetary dust, earning a doctorate from Imperial College in London.
Since then, he's co-authored a book with a title that could pass for a Queen song: Bang! The Complete History of the Universe.
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May enjoys dividing his time between the observatory and the recording studio these days, he says. But regardless of whether he's inspecting stars or working on his new album, he likes being called "Dr. May."