Curtis Shapley debate

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  • Created on: 12-03-17 17:37
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    • Curtis' argument
      • The universe is composed of many other galaxies like our own, the Milky Way
        • Had been observed by other astronomers of his day as 'Spiral Nebulae'
      • Curtis argued that the Sun was near the centre of our galaxy
    • Over 'The scale of the Universe'
    • Shapley's argument
      • Argued that the 'spiral nebulae were just nearby gas clouds
      • The universe was composed of one big galaxy
      • Our Sun was far from the centre of this great universe/galaxy


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