A STAR AMONG STARS
had a wonderfilled brain.
She ascertained the element
hydrogen was prevalent.
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|Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin, Smithsonian Institution Archives|
In 1925, Cecilia Payne explained in her astronomy Ph.D. thesis how to figure out what chemical elements stars are made of by decoding the spectra of starlight.
Read more about her here: http://www.usasciencefestival.org/schoolprograms/2014-role-models-in-science-engineering/879-cecilia.html
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