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October 1, 1847: Miss Mitchell’s Comet and How Scientists Stand in Solidarity
October 1, 1847: Miss Mitchell’s Comet and How Scientists Stand in Solidarity

A heartening story of misfortune made right by the collective integrity of the scientific community.

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Pioneering Astronomer Maria Mitchell on Science and Life: Timeless Wisdom from Her Diaries
Pioneering Astronomer Maria Mitchell on Science and Life: Timeless Wisdom from Her Diaries

“The world of learning is so broad, and the human soul is so limited in power! We reach forth and strain every nerve, but we seize only a bit of the curtain that hides the infinite from us.”

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A Brief Visual History of Space and Astronomy in 250 Milestones
A Brief Visual History of Space and Astronomy in 250 Milestones

From the Big Bang to the end of time, or what a pioneering female astronomer has to do with Sagan’s petty nemeses.

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Pioneering 19th-Century Astronomer Maria Mitchell on Education and Women in Science
Pioneering 19th-Century Astronomer Maria Mitchell on Education and Women in Science

“No woman should say, ‘I am but a woman!’ But a woman! What more can you ask to be?”

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Trailblazing Astronomer Vera Rubin on Science, Stereotypes, and Success
Trailblazing Astronomer Vera Rubin on Science, Stereotypes, and Success

“We need senators who have studied physics and representatives who understand ecology.”

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The Pale Blue Dot: A Timeless Valentine to the Cosmos
The Pale Blue Dot: A Timeless Valentine to the Cosmos

“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.”

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