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Master of Galactic Astronomy: A Biography of Jan Hendrik Oort

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Master of Galactic Astronomy: A Biography of Jan Hendrik Oort

Master of Galactic Astronomy: A Biography of Jan Hendrik Oort by Pieter C. van der Kruit
English | EPUB | 2021 | 370 Pages | ISBN : 303055547X | 107.7 MB

This accessible and entertaining biography chronicles the life and triumphs of astronomer Jan Hendrik Oort, who helped lay the foundations of modern astronomy in the 20th century. The book puts into context some of Oort's most significant achievements, including his discovery that the Milky Way rotates, as well as his famous hypothesis that our Solar System is surrounded by a reservoir of comets — now simply known as the Oort Cloud.