Written by Luciana | Posted on 27 April 2014| 0

space.com – After a few weeks of male-dominated story lines, Sunday’s episode of Fox’s science-themed show “Cosmos” will honor two women who changed the way scientists understand star stuff, with the help of actresses Kirsten Dunst and Marlee Matlin.

Dunst will provide the guest voice for an animated version of Cecilia Payne, a British astronomer who discovered the chemical composition of stars, proposing that thare largely made up of hydrogen. Fox’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” hosted by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, is a 21st-century incarnation of the 1980 TV series hosted by famed astronomer Carl Sagan.

Sisters of the Sun” is the eighth episode in the 13-part “Cosmos” series, which launched in March. The show is a reboot of astronomer Carl Sagan’s beloved series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which first aired on PBS in 1980.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” airs Sunday (April 27) at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. It will be rebroadcast on the National Geographic Channel on Monday (April 28) at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Check local listings.

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