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Stargazers
Famous and not-so-famous pioneers of the final frontier

For thousands of years, people have gazed up at the night sky wondering about our place among the stars. Today, modern telescopes, satellites, and other powerful tools help answer some of these riddles, but many mysteries were solved by astronomers centuries ago. Click on the images below to learn about 10 astronomers and scientists who have contributed to our understanding of the Universe.
 
Nicolaus Copernicus
1473-1543

Tycho Brahe
1546-1601

Johannes Kepler
1571-1630
 

Galileo Galilei
1564-1642

Isaac Newton
1642-1727

Albert Einstein
1879-1955

Edwin Hubble
1889-1953

Georges Lemaître
1894-1966

Arno Penzias (1933- )
and Robert Wilson (1936- )


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