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Henrietta Swan Leavitt

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Picture of Henrietta Swan LeavittHenrietta Swan Leavitt discovered 2,400 stars.  1,777 stars were in the Magellanic Clouds in Peru.  She discovered four stars and a few asteroids and other space objects.  Her biggest accomplishment was the discovery of the period-luminosity law.   



Picture Courtesy of the American Association of Variable Star Observers 



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