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Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.
Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.
Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.
Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).
Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.
Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.
Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.
Anyone else who realizes right after posting a picture that you forgot to add freckles to your character?? No? Just me?
Kietajan with his new sawn off horns and vitar (idk if it’s spelled right) painting.
I bet he spends like 3 hours in front of the mirror every morning to get his vitar applied with a brush. If
Bullsomeone pokes him and he messes it up all hell will break loose. He’s very touchy about his looks =u=.
What the hell did I just watch?
It’s me pretending to be a video game character what is wrong with you it’s pretty straight-forward
Wow this is really accurate right down to the breathing.
I’ve never hit reblog so fast in my life.
friendly reminder that the new thor drops TODAY and everyone should go check it out because 1.) i trust jason aaron with my life and 2.) the amount of piss baby fanboys i’ve heard complaining about it is truly incredible so lets stick to em and make it a best seller amiright
Gorgeous science fiction concept art by the always wonderful Christopher Balaskas (who has been featured on the blog in the past).