Four teachers from Assam have been featured as meteorite researchers on the NASA website.
Kankan Kishore Dutta of Bamunpukhuri Higher Secondary School in Jorhat district, Rajiv Ranjan Dhar of Rabindra Vidyapeeth ME School, Devasmita Pal of Gangacharan Dhanda Vidyaram ME School, and Kuldeep Sensoa of Sarva Shiksha Mission, Guwahati.
The four teachers took part in NASA’s International Asteroid Search Campaign (IASC) and were successful in the research. So, their names were included on the NASA website as meteorite researchers.
According to sources, they collected space photos from the Pan STARRS telescope in Hawaii, USA, and analyzed them with the help of special computer programs, which were later submitted to the IASC.