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Harlow Shapley (1885-1972)

Harlow Shapley (1885-1972)

Harlow Shapley was an American astronomer who discovered the galactic distance scale using Cepheid Variables and observed nearby galaxies.

Brief description of what Shapley did, including further links, and information on terms such as Cepheid Variables and RR Lyrae among others

Shapley's determination of the size of the galaxy including diagrams

An obituary of Harlow Shapley

A short biography of Harlow Shapley

The great debate of 1920...Shapley - Curtis debate on scale of universe

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