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Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni awarded prestigious Dan David prize for his work in astronomy

Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni awarded prestigious Dan David prize for his work in astronomy

Mr Kulkarni, who is a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, built the Palomar Transient Factory, with which he conducted a large-area survey of the night sky in search of variable and transient phenomena.

May 18, 2017, 11:40 AM IST
Astronomers discover most luminous supernova ever

Astronomers discover most luminous supernova ever

A team of astronomers including renowned names like Benjamin Shappee, Nidia Morrell and Ian Thompson has discovered the most-luminous supernova ever observed. It is being called ASAS-SN-15lh.

Jan 15, 2016, 10:12 AM IST

Why massive stellar explosions occur in the tiniest of galaxies?

Astronomers using NASA`s Galaxy Evolution Explorer have shed new light on why some of the most massive stellar explosions ever observed occur in the tiniest of galaxies.

Apr 22, 2011, 12:47 PM IST