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Salil Mulye - 2nd Indian Discoverer of a SOHO Comet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pradeep nayak   
Saturday, 14 January 2012 21:40

After Shishi Deshmukh, Salil Muley becomes the second Indian Discoverer of a SOHO Comet on on December 13th 2011...

 "SOHO" is Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, a satellite launched in space which runs in collaboration with European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. This satellite provides real time images of Sun every day. Amateur astronomers around the world observe these images.Based on their path and speed, positions of these sun-grazing comets are posted on NASA's website by these astronomers.These positions are further confirmed by Naval Research Lab,Washington,U.S


On 04th Dec 2010, Shishir Deshmukh became the first Indian to achieve this feat !  Salil is second Indian & 80th person in the world to discover a SOHO comet..

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 February 2012 19:38

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