The astronomer credited with measuring our place in the galaxy is?

A. Sir James Jeans

B. Harlow Shapely

C. Karl Jansky

D. Edwin Hubble

5 Answers

  • 2 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:

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  • 2 years ago

    That looks like a multiple choice homework-type question to me.

  • Sharon
    Lv 6
    2 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

  • 2 years ago



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  • marty
    Lv 7
    2 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

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