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Meet the citizen astronomers who chase stars

Despite many hurdles, India has a thriving citizen astronomy community — extremely tech savvy and motivated, says Vishal Upendran, a PhD scholar in Pune who classifies them into two groups — data analysers and astro-photographers.

The curious case of Vikram, India’s crashed moon lander

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter happened to pass over the Vikram landing site 10 days after its crash.

Techie from Chennai finds lost Vikram Lander

This 33-year-old techie from Chennai helped end three months of frantic search for the Vikram lander. Shanmuga Subramanian (Shan) is a mechanical engineer and a computer programmer who works as a technical architect at engineering company Lennox India Technology Centre in Chennai.

Volcanic rocks may trigger massive unpredicted global warming effects: Study

They created a model of changes in carbon emissions during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) - a short interval of maximum temperature lasting around 100,000 years some 55 million years ago.

IIT Hyderabad to collaborate with Japanese Institutions for research in Earthquake Engineering

For earthquake engineering, the institute is collaborating with National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, which has various branched in Japan and is headquartered in Tsukuba. The collaboration aims to establish a high-level cooperative framework for both institutions in earthquake engineering.

NASA's 'Sun-kissing' Parker spacecraft unlocks solar mystery

The data from the probe, published in the journal Nature, offers clues to long-standing mysteries, including why the Sun's atmosphere, known as the corona, is hundreds of times hotter than its surface, as well as the precise origins of the solar wind.

View: How new initiatives like Genome Council can take cues from Indian visionaries

When the aim is to build a research output like the Genome India initiative, the concepts of mission mode, centralisation of infrastructure facilities and network research of public health could come under one common umbrella.

Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander: ISRO Chief

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief K Sivan on American space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) recent tweet about finding Vikram Lander on moon’s surface said, India’s own orbited located it and it was declared on the ISRO’s website. ISRO Chief also talked about future space missions.

Our orbiter had already located Vikram Lander: ISRO Chief rejects NASA claims

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief K Sivan has claimed that the Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2 had been spotted by the space agency's own orbiter much ahead of NASA, which on Tuesday announced that it had located the debris of Vikram's crash landing on the moon in September last year and credited Chennai based engineer for the finding. "Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander, we had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see," said Sivan while speaking to reporters here on Tuesday.

Not rocket science, just observation: Chennai techie Shanmuga Subramanian

The 33-year-old, who hails from Madurai, woke up to an email from Nasa confirming that the American space agency has confirmed Vikram lander’s crash site and giving him credit for the discovery.

Vikram lander debris: The engineer who cracked it for India

A 33-year-old avid space watcher from Chennai has received kudos for zeroing in on a piece of debris on the moon, which turned out to be the remains of India's most-watched outer space launch in recent times.

ISRO to launch surveillance satellite on Dec 11

ISRO to launch surveillance satellite on Dec 11

India will put into orbit another of its sharp-eyed surveillance satellite RISAT-2BR1 with synthetic aperture radar on December 11, an Indian space agency official said on Tuesday.

Chennai engineer's Chandrayaan-2 discovery boosts citizen science in India

Chennai engineer's Chandrayaan-2 discovery boosts citizen science in India

The crash site of Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander was discovered thanks to the availability of data from the American space agency for common citizens to analyse and interpret.

I was hooked to NASA's moon surface images for days: Shanmuga Subramanian who found lost Vikram Lander

I was hooked to NASA's moon surface images for days: Shanmuga Subramanian who found lost Vikram Lander

American Space Agency NASA has credited Chennai-based engineer and space science enthusiast Shanmuga Subramanian for a tip-off that led to the discovery of ISRO’s moonlander Vikram, which crashed into the surface of the moon in the last stages of a complex manoeuvre in September this year.

I was hooked to NASA's moon surface images for days: Chennai engineer who found lost Vikram Lander

I was hooked to NASA's moon surface images for days: Chennai engineer who found lost Vikram Lander

NASA credited Shanmuga Subramanian for a tip-off that eventually led to the discovery of Vikram Lander.

NASA finds Vikram Lander, releases images of impact site on Moon surface

NASA finds Vikram Lander, releases images of impact site on Moon surface

This image shows the Vikram Lander impact point and associated debris field. Green dots indicate spacecraft debris (confirmed or likely). Blue dots locate disturbed soil, likely where small bits of the spacecraft churned up the regolith. "S" indicates debris identified by Shanmuga Subramanian. This portion of the Narrow Angle Camera mosaic was made from images M1328074531L/R and M1328081572L/R acquired Nov. 11.

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