The astronomer credited with measuring our place in the galaxy is?
A. Sir James Jeans
B. Harlow Shapely
C. Karl Jansky
D. Edwin Hubble
- daniel gLv 72 years ago
Harlow Shapley gets the browny button for that, supported by Hubble and Jansky.
What we look like from deep space. Center of the grid is where our solar system is, a face on view, we are about mid way out on the Orion arm:
- nineteenthlyLv 72 years ago
That looks like a multiple choice homework-type question to me.
- SharonLv 62 years ago
Shapley (correct spelling). He had the Great Debate with Heber Curtis over that and whether ours is the only galaxy. He was correct on location, wrong thinking ours was the only galaxy, so the Debate was effectively a tie.
Jansky started radio astronomy; Hubble discovered universe expands
- robertoLv 62 years ago
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- martyLv 72 years ago
Bw. Harlow Shapely. Shapley secured his place in the pages of the history books by estimating the size and dimensions of the Milky Way galaxy correctly