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Jagadheep D. Pandian

Jagadheep built a new receiver for the Arecibo radio telescope that works between 6 and 8 GHz. He studies 6.7 GHz methanol masers in our Galaxy. These masers occur at sites where massive stars are being born. He got his Ph.D from Cornell in January 2007 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Insitute for Radio Astronomy in Germany. After that, he worked at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii as the Submillimeter Postdoctoral Fellow. Jagadheep is currently at the Indian Institute of Space Scence and Technology.

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Can you give me advice on buying a telescope? (Beginner) Aug 05 52834
How do astronauts take baths and use restrooms in space? (Beginner) Jun 03 282873
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Why does the location of sunrise change? (Intermediate) Jan 03 111943
If a white dwarf is a "dead" star, why is it so hot? (Intermediate) Jan 03 94916
How fast do particles travel in space? (Intermediate) Jan 03 57944
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Will the diameter of a cluster of galaxies change with redshift? (Advanced) Jan 03 56277
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How do you measure the distance between Earth and the Sun? (Intermediate) Oct 02 942816
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