As far as astronomical objects go, pulsars are incredibly handy. These predictably pulsing beams of light have helped us better understand neutron stars, discover exoplanets, and prove Einstein's theory of general relativity. But when the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for their discovery, their discoverer wasn't actually mentioned. Thankfully, she's being recognized today — and the prize may help young scientists the world over.
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Written by Ashley Hamer September 7, 2018
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