19 Oct '17, 3pm

S. Chandrasekhar Google doodle honors astrophysicist who won a Nobel Prize for his study of the stars

S. Chandrasekhar Google doodle honors astrophysicist who won a Nobel Prize for his study of the stars

Today’s Google doodle spotlights the Indian-American astrophysicist and Nobel Prize winner Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar on what would have been his 107th birthday. As a result of his work studying the evolution of stars, Chandrasekhar found The Chandrasekhar Limit, the theory that a star’s mass will determine whether a star becomes a white dwarf, a black hole or a supernova explosion. From the Google Doodle Blog : The limit explains that when a star’s mass is lighter than 1.4 times that of the sun, it eventually collapses into a denser stage called a “white dwarf.” When heavier than 1.4, a white dwarf can continue to collapse and condense, evolving into a black hole or a supernova explosion. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Chandrasekhar was awarded the National Medal of Science, the Draper Medal of the US National Academy of Science and the gold medal of the Royal Astronomic...

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