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Finally, Someone Crazier than Buzz Aldrin

8/4/2008 10:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Brian MayQueen's guitarist Brian May has written something that makes even less sense than his group's songs: his astrophysics doctoral thesis.

The guitarist just published something called "A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud," which won him a Ph.D. from Imperial College in London.

According to Live Science, May's thesis examines the mysterious phenomenon of Zodiacal light, a cone of light that appears in the western sky after sunset and in the eastern sky before sunrise.

This, from the force behind "Fat Bottomed Girls." But good for him!

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Baseball Junkie    

TMZ, your headline is even more ridiculous than usual. Brian's doctoral thesis makes perfect sense if you know anything about astrophysics. But then, I am surprised you even know how to spell the word. You must have used a spellchecker.

2238 days ago
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Alanna    

What's the matter, TMZ? Upset that May's doctorate upstages your Best Attendance in Kindergarten award?

2238 days ago
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a fan    

I dont get this article at all- what does that have to do with Buzz? And why exactly are you calling Buzz crazy? Youre all becoming more and more of a nuisance with your lack of reporting anything worth reading. I am personally insulted about these comments seeing that Buzz is my grandpas cousin- not nice to talk about people you dont know- especially to call him Crazy- hes no Britney Spears!!!

2238 days ago
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marge    

Nothing like writing about a real scholar to make TMZ look like the dunce brigade. But anyone who's watched the TV show knows that the IQ of the "reporters" is about 65.

2238 days ago
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Chelsey    

You can't WIN a Phd. You EARN one...my god.

2238 days ago
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Anne-Marie    

Allana, great comment!

Dr. May's accomplishment gives me a great deal of hope. He didn't have to finish his doctorate forty years after he started it, but he did. Kudos to him for pushing forward.

TMZ, grow up.

2238 days ago
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Tangie    

He received a PHD...what the hell would TMZ know about brains? Your story is idiotic, written by idiots.

2238 days ago
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Shadow    

Aside from the above corrections, why attack Buzz Aldrin? He is just a national hero is all. I'm looking forward to his role in "Fly Me to the Moon" next week. I love these 3D movies and I hear this one is a good one. Buzz Off TMZ.

2238 days ago
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Whadda-Do    

It would be nice to see somebody in the rap/hip-hop genre apply themselves to this level.

2238 days ago
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Amazing T!    

Exactly when does writing a doctoral thesis on Astrophysics make someone crazy?

2238 days ago
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blarg    

If it ain't got a nip-slip TMZ don't get it. Aww Shucks!

2238 days ago
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Chris Chandler    

TMZ boggled by astrophysics? How disappointing... The man happens to be a genius, and not just musically. He's got a simpler book on the formation of the universe called "Bang!". Maybe you should read that one first...

2238 days ago
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sherman    

What's so crazy about earning a Ph.D? I was reading the whole article expecting to find the punch line but instead just read about a guy's great achievement. It sounds like an interesting article, nothing "crazy" to it at all. Zodiacal light is an actual phenomenon....

2238 days ago
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anonymous    

Good for him and Queen is one of the best rock bands out there to this day...Love Freddie RIP

2238 days ago
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Dolly    

Oh, TMZ. Perhaps you should quietly delete this article and stick to looking for wardrobe malfuntions and stressed out stars. This makes you look really, really bad.
Way to go, Dr. May!

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