Hertzsprung-Russell diagram


Hertz·​sprung-Rus·​sell diagram

Word History


after Ejnar Hertzsprung †1967 Danish astronomer and Henry Norris Russell †1957 American astrophysicist

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hertzsprung-Russell diagram was in 1939

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“Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hertzsprung-Russell%20diagram. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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