International Astronomical Union names a star after Indian Woman Scientist
Posted on : 24 Dec 2019Views: 185
- A white yellow star in Sextans constellation and a its Jupiter like exo-planets, which were hitherto named HD 86081 and 86081b, will now have Indian names.
- The International Astronomical Union announced that while the star will be called Bibhā, the planet will be called Santamasa.
- The star has been named in honour of a pioneering Indian woman scientist Dr Bibha Choudhury, who discovered subatomic particle, pi-meson, Bhibha also means “a bright beam of light” in Bengali.
- The planet has been named Santamasa to reflect the cloudy nature of its atmosphere. Santamasa is the Sanskrit term for “clouded”.
- The IAU chose the name at the end of a global contest called ‘NameExoWorlds’, which was organised as part of its centenary celebrations.
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Recently, International Astronomical Union named a star after Indian Woman Scientist; consider the following statements regarding it
1.The star will be called Bibhā and the planet will be called Santamasa.
2.The star has been named in honour of a pioneering Indian woman scientist Dr Bibha Choudhury.
3.Santamasa is the Sanskrit term for “clouded”
Which of the following option is/are correct?
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1.1 and 2 only
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Right Ans : 1, 2 and 3