Leavitt

[ lev-it ]
/ ˈlɛv ɪt /

noun

Henrietta, 1868–1921, U.S. astronomer.

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Leavitt
[ lēvĭt ]
Henrietta Swan 1868-1921

American astronomer who discovered four novae and over 2,400 variable stars. She also developed a mathematical formula used to measure intergalactic distances.
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