Women Recognized for Advancements in Science
Twitter users chimed in for #InternationalWomensDay giving recognition to some of the greatest women in science who are scarcely known. Besides Marie Sklodowska-Curie, who won two Nobel prizes in two sciences, some of the women recognized were: Valentina Tereshkova for being the first woman in space in 1963, Jocelyn Burnell for being the first person to observe radio pulsars, Rita Levi-Montalcini for her Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1986, and Cecila Payne-Gaposchkin for becoming the first person to determine starts are primarily composed of hydrogen.
By Jordan Moses
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