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1 Henrietta Swan Leavitt Katy Sternberger The Woman Who Measured the Universe

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3 Behold the distant stars, how high they are. - (Job 22:12)

4 The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds

5 A straight line can readily be drawn among each of the two series of points corresponding to maxima and minima, thus showing that there is a simple relation between the brightness of the variables and their periods. - Henrietta Swan Leavitt announcing her new law

6 Triangulation

7 Leavitt Crater

8 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. - (I Corinthians 15:41)

9 Johnson, George. Miss Leavitts Stars. NewYork: W.W. Norton & Co., Sternberger, Katy. Henrietta Swan Leavitt. StarWrite.org For more information, see:


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