• Priya Hasan

      Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education

    • Starlight in Darkness: The Birth of Stars

      Priya Hasan

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      This article will briefly review the theory of star formation(SF) and its development using observations. This is very relevantin the present context since planet formation appearsto be a by-product of SF, and the whole question of life in theuniverse and its origin can be viewed with a new perspective.

    • Will Betelgeuse Explode?

      Priya Hasan

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      Since October 2019, Betelgeuse began to dim noticeably and by January 2020 its brightness had dropped by a factor of approximately 2.5, demoting it from the position of the top (apparent) brightest 11th star to the 21st! Astronomers were excited and thought of it as the lull before the storm, Betel-geuse was ready to go supernova!This article is aimed more as a case study where we show how this question was answered using scientific arguments and data. It will also highlight the importance of supernovae to human existence and give a brief discussion on the evolu-tion of massive stars.And also, answer the question!

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