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Royal Society unveils portrait of astrophysicist Jocelyn Burnell. Here’s why her discovery of pulsars was significant – The Indian Express

Burnell discovered pulsars, which are rapidly rotating neutron stars that emit radio-frequency pulses, on November 28, 1967. Neutron stars are the result of a supernova…




By: Explained Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 28, 2020 10:04:21 pm
The portrait, an oil painting, has been made by artist Stephen Shankland and marks 53 years since Burnell made her discovery. (Photo credit: The Royal Society via Stephen Shankland/Twitter)On Saturday, The Royal Society unveiled a new portrait of astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell who is credited with discovering pulsars when she was a PhD student at Cambridge University.
The portrait, an oil painting, has been made by…

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