(1885–1972), US astronomer. He carried out an extensive survey of galaxies and used his studies on the distribution of globular star clusters to locate the likely center of the galaxy and to infer its structure and dimensions. He found that the solar system is located on the galaxy’s edge and not at its center.
Definition of Shapley, Harlow in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.