- Sir Arthur (Stanley),1882–1944, English astronomer, physicist, and writer.
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Eddington and Shapley advocate the theory of a mechanical pulsation of the star as most plausible.
Eddington concludes that this Taurus group is a globular cluster with a slight central condensation.
Professor Eddington even calculates that the earth receives 160 tons of light from the sun every year!
Professor Eddington tells us that we have as much right to speak of a pound of light as of a pound of sugar.
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- Sir Arthur Stanley. 1882–1944, English astronomer and physicist, noted for his research on the motion, internal constitution, and luminosity of stars and for his elucidation of the theory of relativity
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- British mathematician, astronomer, and physicist who founded modern astrophysics. He conducted research on the evolution, structure, and motion of stars and was one of the first scientists to promote the theory of relativity. He also wrote a series of scientific books for the layperson.
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