Crater on Pluto named after Indian scientist Bishun Khare

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named a crater on Pluto after Bishun Khare, a little-known Indian physicist born in Varanasi who extensively studied the atmosphere of Pluto. From 1960s to 1990s, he worked at Cornell University and published approximately 100 papers. In 1996, he moved to NASA’s Ames Research Centre as a senior national research fellow and in 1998, joined the SETI Institute that was established to look for extraterrestrial intelligence. He died in August 2013 at the age of 80. Here are interesting facts about Bishun Khare, who has made India proud.

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