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Aparna Vidyasagar

Aparna Vidyasagar

Aparna Vidyasagar is a freelance science writer based in Portland, Ore. She enjoys breaking down scientific concepts and telling stories of discovery. Her work has appeared in Live Science, Mental Floss, Science and other outlets. 

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Henrietta Leavitt c. 1898 at about 30 years old | Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian, Photographic Glass Plate Collection
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How One Woman Helped Measure the Universe

At a time when women astronomers were few and most often relegated to working as assistants, Henrietta Swan Leavitt provided the key to solving one of the most significant celestial uncertainties of her time.
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What's It Like to Run a Satellite? Ask These College Students

Santa Clara University's Robotic Systems Laboratory conducts satellite mission control operations, yet the lab's staff consists almost entirely of students.
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