Truly incredible INDIA


How different would the life be if the year lasted only 19.5 days? The age of people would be some hundred years or more while still young. Human fantasies are random. So are the observations of our scientists. While NASA identified a black hole, an exciting discovery has been made in India too, a Sub-Saturn exo-planet which was orbiting a sun-like a star at a distance of about six hundred light years.

This planet has been given the name EPIC 211945201b or K2-236b. It is massive in size, about twenty-seven times the size of earth. 

In a statement it was disclosed that exo-planets are not rare anymore, about 3786 such planets have been identified and 2600 have been confirmed by NASA to be planets and no other entity. This latest planet has also been spotted by Indian Scientists at Kepler and is proved to be no other astronomical object.

Led by Abhijit Chakraborty, from PRL Ahmedabad, the team has spent around 1.5 years at the Physical Research Laboratory (Gurushikhar Observatory)