NASA Awards Its Highest Honor to Armenian Astronomer Yervant Terzian

NASA Awards Its Highest Honor to Armenian Astronomer Yervant Terzian

NASA has announced that it will award the Distinguished Public Service Medal, its highest honor, to astronomer Yervant Terzian, the Tisch Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Professor Terzian, is one of the prominent modern astronomers, known in the fields of physics of the interstellar medium, planetary nebulae, galaxies, radio astronomy, and others. He is one of the ArAS Co-Presidents and the Chairman of the Research Council of ANSEF.

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Flash of the supernova

Astronomers confirmed the disappearance of star in flash supernova

Researchers from several American scientific centers, including university of California, presented results of supervision over a place of flash of supernova M51 in a galaxy. Supervision was conducted with help of Hubble telescope, rather small automatic telescope on a surface of planet. Flash of the supernova was noticed on May 31, 2011 and it was seen only by owners of big telescopes as visible brightness of a star reached only to 12. Astronomers received a range of radiation supernova and by absence in it characteristic lines of hydrogen determined accident type: IIb. It means, that the disappearance of star was with a certain partner, who drew on itself considerable part of a hydrogen cover then the part, which has remained and consisting mainly from helium.

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Protostars discovered by Hershel telescope

Telescope Hershel Found Young Protostars

In frames of NASAs’ mission of European Space Agency (ESA), the astronomers found some youngest stars in the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex . These stars were discovered by some astronomers from different observatories from Sweden and Germany. These astronomers collaborated in the European Space Agency (ESA) mission for understanding the formation of new stars. The discovery gives the chance to scientists to understand the formation of the star. The star comes to life from the gravitational collapse of gas and dust clouds. Finding the protostars in the earliest time, poses a challenge. For a long time the astronomers had observed the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, but had not found any new forming star, until the Herschel telescope observed the region. Herschel found the protostars by infrared, long-wavelength light, which can shine through the clouds.

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