International Astronomical Union
West Bengal  /  Published 29.05.20

Tenzing Bharat Ratna plea

The demand to confer India’s highest civilian award of Bharat Ratna on Tenzing Norgay Sherpa gathered steam on Everest Day.On May 29, 1953, Tenzing, along with Sir Edmund Hillary, had conquered Moun...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Science  /  Published 17.12.19

‘Bibha’ hotter than sun

A yellow-white star around 340 light years away from the solar system hitherto listed in star catalogues as HD 86081 will henceforth be named Bibha, after the 20th century Indian woman physicist Bibha...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 07.07.19

Go, name a planet

One benefit of discovery is that you get to name the things you discover. Astronomy is blessed in this regard. There are more stars in the observable universe than grains of sand on Earth, trillions u...
By Dennis Overbye/NYTNS


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