Chhattisgarh Class 11 student, selected for NASA research project

Parijat Chauhan

Parijat Chauhan

A Chhattisgarh class 11 student has been selected for a NASA research project. 16-year-old Ritika Dhruw has been selected to be part of NASA’s Asteroid Search Campaign. There are a total of 6 students from across the country selected for this campaign.

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Chhattisgarh Class 11 Student, Ritika Dhruw has been selected to take part in a research project conducted by NASA . The 16-year-old girl was chosen for the agency’s Asteroid Search Campaign.

Born in Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh, Ritika impressed the scientists from Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Bombay and Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SDSC Andhra Pradesh during her presentation. She explained how NASA generates sound from a black hole, and afterwards, she used her knowledge to obtain a ticket to their special research project.

The International Astronomical Search Collaboration / NASA’s Citizen Science Project organized the Asteroid Search Campaign to encourage amateur astrologists. She will be traveling to the SDSC Andhra Pradesh Science Conference from October 1 to 6 in order to learn about the gravitational force R136a1, the Star Collision, black holes, and cuter models.

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After a one-week training course, she would then move to ISRO for an asteroid-hunting camp in the month of November 2022. Ritika is currently studying at Swami Atmanand Government English School, SAGES Nayapara in Chhattisgarh. She is currently in the 11th grade.

The girl has been curious about the cosmos and space since an early age and has taken many quizzes on the topic. However, her presentation to scientists in Bilaspur was a pivotal moment in her young career.

The six students of this special project are as follows: Ritika, Vora Vignesh, and Vempati Sriyar from Andhra Pradesh, Olvia John from Kerala, Praneeta and Shreyas Singh from Maharashtra.

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