Dispatches from Planet 3: Thirty-Two (Brief) Tales on the Solar System, the Milky Way, and Beyond

Author:
Marcia Bartusiak
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Category:
Astronomy

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In Dispatches from Planet 3: Thirty-Two (Brief) Tales on the Solar System, the Milky Way, and Beyond, Marcia Bartusiak describes Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s discovery of the first pulsar in 1967 (when she was 23 years old) and provides the backstory for it and other cutting-edge findings in astrophysics.