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Richard Yamuro
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Richard being excited about the discovery.
Biographical Information
Status: Alive
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Career Information
Affiliation: SETI Institute
Family Information
Marital status: Single
Portrayal
Played by: James Wong
First appearance: Independence Day

Richard Yamuro is an astronomer working for S.E.T.I.. He was the first scientist to notice the arrival of the alien on July 2, 1996.

BiographyEdit

Richard Yamuro was landed a position at University of Bologna after six months out of graduate school and soon made a name for himself with his work on the redshift phenomenon associated with quasars. Two years later, he was gladly offered a job position in New Mexico by S.E.T.I.. He is a huge fan of the astronomer and television personality Carl Sagan, of which he keeps a portrait in his office.[1]

While pulled to an overnight observation shift, Yamuro was playing golf and listening to It's The End of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) by R.E.M. when he first heard the aliens' signal. He soon notified this discovery to S.E.T.I.'s chief project scientist.

AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Independence Day: Official Novelization
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