Payne-Scott helped establish the field of radio astronomy by using radio waves to detect solar bursts, but she was forced to resign after she got married.
Every so often our sun emits an invisible burst of energy.
This energy ripples through space as electromagnetic waves and then crashes into planets and meteors and space debris and one another, causing a great cacophony above and around us.
A cacophony that was inaudible, until Ruby Payne-Scott entered a laboratory.
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