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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