Olivia Youlden

Announcing Astronomical Discoveries

Project Description:

This paper will explore the characteristics of the announcements of astronomical discoveries as a new genre of rhetoric. Think of a eulogy as a well-defined genre of rhetoric.

It will explore the discovery of the first extrasolar planet FM Per (artist's conception in the NASA graphic above), the acceleration of the expansion of the universe, and the LIGO detecton of gravitational waves through the merger of black holes.

Link to Resources:
Paper in pdf