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  • Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan 1910-1995. Indian-born American astrophysicist. He shared a 1983 Nobel Prize for research on the evolution of stars.

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  • The old one among the trio - Chandrasekhar is dead, the middle one is under police scrutiny thanks to his ignoble participation in the sensational Shankaraman murder case.

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  • Until recently, it was thought that white dwarfs could not exceed what is known as the Chandrasekhar limit, a critical mass equaling about 1.4 times that of the Sun, before exploding in a supernova.

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  • Accreting white dwarfs go off at a precisely determined mass known as the Chandrasekhar limit, but a pair of colliding dwarfs could have a range of masses.

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  • If the mass builds up to the so-called Chandrasekhar Limit the dwarf would become a Type 1a supernova.

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  • When the white dwarf mass exceeds the so-called Chandrasekhar limit of 1.4 times the mass of the Sun, it eventually collapses and within a few seconds undergoes a runaway nuclear fusion reaction, exploding and releasing a vast amount of energy as a type Ia supernova.

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  • But if another star is near enough, the white dwarf may start taking on mass ( "accreting") from its neighbor until it reaches a critical limit, known as the Chandrasekhar mass.

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  • Studies of novae and supernovae depend on a concept known as the Chandrasekhar limit.

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  • In case you need a refresher: Broken Lizard is a comedy troupe featuring the comedic talents of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Paul Soter, Steve Lemme and Erik Stolhanske.

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  • The first project is called Rogue Scholars, which THR says is a “college comedy revolving around five unruly professors played by the members of Broken Lizard — Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske.”

    Universal and MPCA Knows Broken Lizard Are a Bunch of ROGUE SCHOLARS – Collider.com

  • "It is about two aspects of the India story," said Rajeev Chandrasekhar, an entrepreneur and member of Parliament.

    On eve of Commonwealth Games, India's persistent red tape is in spotlight

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