From the category archives:

People

Every idea comes from a specific head. The very thought of imagination requires people. These represent, with apologies to Walt Disney, the imagineers of Astronomy and Space Exploration. Without them, we’d be nothing but apes throwing bones at an alien black monolith (wait, wasn’t that in Popular Culture?). Now, here are the rules for the People Category: We don’t list anyone we’re related to and we list any living person. That’s fair, isn’t it?

Here’s a complete list of the original People nominees.

Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921)

Unknown to all at the time, her discovery would forever change our understanding of the universe.

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People Nominees

These represent, with apologies to Walt Disney, the imagineers of Astronomy and Space Exploration. Without them, we’d be nothing but apes throwing bones at an alien black monolith.

Read the full article →