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Andrea Milani Comparetti (19 June 1948 – 28 November 2018) was an Italian mathematician and astronomer based at Pisa University and interested in topics such as celestial mechanics, asteroids, Near Earth Objects (NEO) and the BepiColombo mission. Milani was a student of asteroid impacts.[1][2][3]

Andrea Milani
Born19 June 1948 Edit this on Wikidata
Florence Edit this on Wikidata
Died28 November 2018 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 70)
OccupationMathematician, astronomer edit this on wikidata
AwardsBrouwer Award Edit this on Wikidata
Website Edit this on Wikidata
Scientific career

Milani co-authored a book with his wife Anna Maria Nobili and Paolo Farinella on non-conservative forces on artificial satellites. More recently, he published a book with Giovanni Federico Gronchi on orbit determination.[4]

On 28 November 2018, Milani died in a car accident near San Giuliano Terme. He was 70.[5]


  1. ^ Zabarenko, Deborah (1999-07-27). "Scientists Warn of Risk from Doomsday Asteroids". Reuters. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  2. ^ McKee, Maggie (2008-10-08). "Space rock found on collision course with Earth". New Scientist. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  3. ^ Roach, John (2003-06-19). "Killer Asteroids: A Real But Remote Risk?". National Geographic News. National Geographic Society. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  4. ^ Publisher's website
  5. ^ "La scomparsa di Andrea Milani Comparetti". A.S.I. - Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (in Italian). 2018-11-29. Retrieved 2018-11-30.

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