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He-abundance in Omega Centauri discovered by IIA

The scientists at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) have studied the stars of Omega Centauri cluster and found some Helium-enhanced cool bright stars that are present among the metal-rich sample of the cluster. IIA is an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Significance of the Findings This is ..

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Indian Scientists detect ionized Fluorine in Extreme Helium stars for the first time

The Extreme Helium Stars are low-mass super giants and are devoid of hydrogen. So far, around 21 helium stars have been detected. The scientists at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics have determined Fluorine in Extreme Helium stars for the first time. Highlights The chemical peculiarities of the Extreme Helium stars challenge evolution of stars. However, ..

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Lithium-rich Red Giants

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics have discovered Li-rich red giants and have associated Li-enhancement with red clump giants. Li-rich Red Giants Apart from helium and hydrogen, lithium is one of the 3 primordial elements produced during the big bang nucleosynthesis. Very young stars and interstellar medium contains 4 times more lithium than the ..

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G C Anupama becomes first woman President of Astronomical Society of India (ASI)

Dr. G C Anupama has become the first woman President of Astronomical Society of India (ASI), prime association of professional astronomers in the country. She succeeded R K Tyagi. Prior to this post, she was the Dean and Senior Professor at the Bengaluru based Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA). Dr. Anupama is also the India ..

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