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Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a British astronomer who was born in 1943. She discovered pulsars - stars which emit periodic radio waves - in 1967. Burnell was a graduate student at Cambridge University when she discovered pulsars. Her professor, Antony Hewish, received the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery.

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