Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe

Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe

How big is the universe? In the early twentieth century, scientists took sides. One held that the entire universe was contained in the Milky Way galaxy. Their champion was the strong-willed astronomer Harlow Shapley. Another camp believed that the universe was so vast that the Milky Way was just one galaxy among billions—the view that would prevail, proven by the equally h...

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Title:Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe
Author:George Johnson
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