Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bengaluru girl to get a minor planet named after her in the MilkyWay


Bengaluru girl to get a minor planet named after her in the MilkyWay. Sahithi Pingali, a class 12 student from the city’s Inventure Academy, has reached the stars with her award-winning research project on ‘An Innovative Crowdsourcing Approach to Monitoring Freshwater Bodies,’ focusing on the lakes in Bengaluru. The Lincoln Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that takes the responsibility of naming minor planets, recognized the young scientist’s achievements at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. The decision to christen a minor planet after Sahithi was motioned after she came within the top levels at the international forum.
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