Women You Should Know: Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin

Women You Should Know: Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin [Meredith Sell] One hundred years ago, astronomers looked at the cosmos quite differently from the way they do today. They had observatories and telescopes and theories, Einstein’s theory of general relativity was still (relatively) new in the science community, and astronomers as usual were trying to figure out the stars. Today, we know hydrogen as the universe’s most common element. But, not then. The scientific community was convinced […]

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