Looking into Google’s celebration of the birthday of astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, I was fascinated by the man’s career that spanned from home schooling in Madras, to Cambridge, to Chicago.
Carl Sagan was his student! His uncle also had won a Nobel!
Chandrasekhar’s propensity for research was unstoppable – he apparently investigated a fresh field of study each decade! His Nobel Prize for Physics came in 1983.
As for the observatory, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory is the third of NASA’s ‘great observatories’ –after Hubble and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.