The letter is endorsed by the following 25 Nobel laureates in physics: Leon Neil Cooper (1972) , Brian David Josephson (1973) , Anthony Hewish
(1974), Burton Richter (1976), Arno Allan Penzias (1978), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1979), James Cronin(1980), Nicholas Bloembergen (1981), Klaus von Klitz ing (1985), Jack Steinberger (1988), Douglas D.
, Rene Oudmaijer, Jim Wild, Nick Hewitt, Ray Emery and Robin Catchpole.
Other Birthdays: Writer Lady Rachel Billington, 59; radio astronomer Professor Anthony Hewish
, 77; High Court judge Sir Gordon Langley, 58; television presenter Jeremy Paxman, 51; snooker player John Parrott, 37; Australian cricketer Ian Redpath, 60; actress Natasha Richardson.
The emissions, detected by Anthony Hewish
, Jocelyn Bell and their colleagues, came from what is now known as a pulsar.
and Jocelyn Bell make the most exciting recent observation in astrophysics by discovering pulsating stars or `pulsars' using Cambridge's Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory.
Birthdays: Writer Lady Rachel Billington, 58; rock musician Eric Burdon, 59; radio astronomer Professor Anthony Hewish
, 76; High Court judge Sir Gordon Langley, 57; television presenter Jeremy Paxman, 50; snooker player John Parrott, 36; Australian cricketer Ian Redpath, 59; actress Natasha Richardson, 37; England rugby union winger Mike Sleman, 49; composer Judith Weir, 46.