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…

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