A Google-a-Day Puzzle for September 2

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Our good friends at Google run a daily puzzle challenge and asked us to help get them out to the geeky masses. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. Each morning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here.

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SPOILER WARNING:
We leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!

Also, with the knowledge that because others may publish their answers before you do, if you want to be able to search for information without accidentally seeing the answer somewhere, you can use the Google-a-Day site’s search tool, which will automatically filter out published answers, to give you a spoiler-free experience.

And now, without further ado, we give you…

TODAY’S PUZZLE:

What is the numerical value (to five decimal places) of the constant represented by the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [last Western Roman emperor] to find that this is Romulus Augustulus. Search [deposed Romulus Augustulus] to find that the barbarian ruler Odoacer overthrew Romulus Augustulus and forced his abdication in the year 476.

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