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Women who missed out on Nobel prizes

by S. Prasad Ganti The season of Nobel prizes is coming soon, in a week or so. It has been more than a century of Nobel prizes for the highest human achievements in the field of Sciences,Literature, Economics and Peace. … Continue reading

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Going into space

by S. Prasad Ganti In a space of ten days, two spacecraft carried different sets of people to the edge of the space and brought them back to Earth. There are differences in their approaches to their respective missions. Much … Continue reading

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Cosmology and Exoplanets

by Prasad Ganti The Nobel prize in Physics for 2019 was announced for two separate advances. One was for Cosmology which moulded our view of the Universe over the last five decades. The second advance was the discovery of planets … Continue reading

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India’s Moon Crash

by Prasad Ganti Millions of people across India watched the live coverage of the intended soft landing of the Vikram lander near the South pole of the moon on 7th September. It was past midnight. Things really went very well … Continue reading

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How Apollo flew to the Moon

by Prasad Ganti We were inundated with programs on Apollo during July, marking the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. Plenty of information came to the fore. All filled with nostalgia. In addition to all the TV … Continue reading

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The Green Bank Radio Telescope

by Prasad Ganti I drove for seven hours to see a radio telescope. Green Bank is in West Virginia, passing through a forest to reach a middle of nowhere valley surrounded by mountains. This is also an isolated place in … Continue reading

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Space Pioneers

by Prasad Ganti July 19, 2019 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. In all, twelve men walked on the surface of the moon over the three year timesoan. And no one did it after that. The … Continue reading

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