Podcast: How the Great Debate changed astronomy forever

In this episode we discuss the Great Debate between Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis and how it challenged our view of the Universe.

101 years ago, astronomers Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis came together to debate the scale of the Universe.

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But what was the Great Debate, and what were the central arguments posed by each astronomer? Moreover, who won?

This episode we look at how the Great Debate changed astronomy forever.

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