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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Most Luminous Superstar Eta Carinae Reaches Earth as Cosmic Rays

Most Luminous Superstar Eta Carinae Reaches Earth as Cosmic Rays

A new study has found out that the Superstar Eta Carinae, most luminous and massive stellar system, may reach Earth as cosmic rays. To discover it, astronomers used the data from NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope. “We know the blast waves of exploded stars can accelerate cosmic ray particles to speeds comparable to that of light, an incredible energy boost,” said Kenji Hamaguchi, an astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and the lead author of the study.

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When Most Ambitious and Complex James Webb Telescope Will Launch?

When Most Ambitious and Complex James Webb Telescope Will Launch?

NASA has determined a new launch date for James Webb Telescope; March 30, 2021. The agency previously had estimated an earlier launch date. “Webb should continue based on its extraordinary scientific potential and critical role in maintaining U.S. leadership in astronomy and astrophysics,” said Tom Young, the chair of the review board. “Ensuring every element of Webb functions properly before it gets to space is critical to its success.”

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Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) gathers 13 times more light than other Telescopes

Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) gathers 13 times more light than other Telescopes

The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is an astronomical observatory and the world’s largest optical/near-infrared extremely large telescope which is under the construction. It is located on top of Cerro Armazones in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Originally called the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), the name of the ELT was changed in 2017. Its new name, the Extremely Large Telescope, reflects the growing number of the European Southern Observatory (ESO)’s international partners and the instrument’s location in Chile.

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