Jocelyn Bell Burnell

(b. 1943)

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(1943– )

Englishastronomer. She was the first to notice a signal from what proved to be a pulsar (subsequently designated CP 1919), recorded in 1967 August during a survey of radio galaxies. Bell, A. Hewish, and colleagues began detailed observations, and Bell found a second pulsar the following December.

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