We credit the idea that the Earth and other planets orbit the Sun to the medieval Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
The Titan probe was named Huygens in honour of the Dutch astronomer who discovered Titan in 1655.
The great Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe observed a supernova in 1572.
John Herschel was the son of William Herschel, the astronomer who discovered Uranus.
The author was the astronomer Edmond Halley, who is far better known today for having a famous comet named after him.
Wilczynski began his research career as a mathematical astronomer .
Most newly discovered comets seem to originate from an area in space known as the Oort cloud, named after Dutch astronomer Jan Oort.
Titania was discovered in 1787 by the astronomer William Herschel.
Kamalakara was an Indian astronomer and mathematician who came from a family of famous astronomers .
The tools are also helping astronomers measure the rate of birth of stars in extremely red and distant galaxies.