A new graphic on the Google homepage March 21, 2018 celebrates the 1
Google's newest homepage Doodle celebrates Guillermo Haro, a Mexican astronomer who became the first Mexican in 1959 to be elected to the Royal Astronomical Society.
Today (March 21) Haros would have been 105 years old. He (along with the astronomer George Herbig) gives his name to Herbig-Haro objects, glowing arcs and patches of light that come from baby stars that create shock waves when they blast high-speed material jets into the surrounding gas. The relatively short-lived objects point the way to the newborn stars of the universe. He also discovered bright, changeable stars, which in the Orion constellation are called flare stars, which can then unexpectedly increase their brightness for minutes.
"Haro was born in Mexico in 1913, grew up during the Mexican Revolution, and studied philosophy before starting a career in astronomy," Google spokesmen wrote in a blog post. "Haro's legacy continues today through the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, which he founded to support science students in their careers, and runs an observatory named after him in the Mexican state of Sonora."