Cape astronomers were responsible for, among other things, the first measurement of the distance to a star; the first photographic sky survey and the accurate measurement of the distance to the sun.
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This observation means astronomers can now develop and test theories that explain how high-mass stars gain their mass.
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The very hottest stars actually glow blue.
Technology has redefined astronomy. Pioneering telescope designs have allowed astronomers to unravel ever more complex questions about the universe and its mysteries.