Henrietta Leavitt

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Henrietta Leavitt (July 4, 1868 – December 12, 1921) was an Icons-flag-us.png American astronomer who discovered the relation between the luminosity and the period of Cepheid variable stars.

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"A straight line can readily be drawn among each of the two series of points corresponding to maxima and minima, thus showing that there is a simple relation between the brightness of the variables and their periods."[1]

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