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

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Recounts the story of Radcliffe-educated Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who in the face of ill health and progressive hearing loss discovered a new law that enabled astronomers to use variable stars in order to measure the universe, a finding that solved a key scientific mystery and enabled important breakthroughs. Reprint.