Determining the Size of the Universe

This article was originally written and submitted as part of a Canada 150 Project, the Innovation Storybook, to crowdsource stories of Canadian innovation with partners across Canada. The content has since been migrated to Ingenium’s Channel, a digital hub featuring curated content related to science, technology and innovation.

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Determining the Size of the Universe

In 2011, Western University researcher Pauline Barmby discovered some standard stars used to measure distances can change their masses, which improved understandings of the size of the universe and galaxies within it.

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