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Miss Jocelyn Bell, 1968. A photograph of Jocelyn Bell Burnell (born 1943) at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory at Cambridge University, taken for the Daily Herald newspaper in 1968. Daily Herald Archive/National Science & Media Museum/SSPL via Getty Images hide caption

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Rich Isaacson, seen in his backyard in Pentagon City, Va., wrote his thesis on gravitational waves and says he always thought their existence would be proved sometime during his career. But he didn't realize that trying to see them would become his career. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Billion-Dollar Gamble: How A 'Singular Hero' Helped Start A New Field In Physics

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Ehud Nakar (Tel Aviv), Ore Gottlieb (Tel Aviv), Leo Singer (NASA), Mansi Kasliwal (Caltech), and the GROWTH collaboration YouTube

WATCH: What Happens When 2 Neutron Stars Collide

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