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100 years on: the picture that changed our view of the universe

12 May 2019, 08:00 UTC
100 years on: the picture that changed our view of the universe Science & Society Picture Library/SSPL via Getty Images

A hundred years ago this month, the British astronomer Arthur Eddington arrived at the remote west African island of Príncipe. He was there to witness and record one of the most spectacular events to occur in our heavens: a total solar eclipse that would pass over the little equatorial island on 29 May 1919.

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