Bell Wins Air & Space Magazine Award

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Trudy E. Bell was awarded the David N. Schramm Award for science journalism for her article "When Stars Collide."

The article appeared in the August/September 2005 issue of Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine.

The Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine features achievements in space exploration, travel and research. It is published in Washington, DC.

Ms. Bell is a regular contributor to Air & Space. Her winning article focused on gravitational radiation, where massive objects churn the fabric of space and distort otherwise fixed points in space and time.

Ms. Bell received a $1,500 cash prize.

The high-energy astrophysics division of the American Astronomical Society offers the David N. Schramm award in the name of Mr. Schramm, who was a leader in theoretical astrophysics and a leading authority in the Big Bang theory.

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