Professor at Cornell University, famous Armenian astronomer Yervand Terzian has passed away after long illness, Byurakan Observatory reported on Wednesday. The astronomer has been awarded the NASA Lifetime Achievement Award and the Gold Medal of Armenia for his scientific achievements. Terzian has been member of the RA National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (NAS), Armenian Astronomical Society (ArAS) and the Armenian National Science and Education Fund (ANSEF).
In 2018, Yervant Terzian was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Terzian has worked in eight NASA committees and has taught astronomy at US colleges. He is best known for his investigation of the intergalactic space and the discovery of invisible matter in it.
Terzian’s scientific fields of competency stretches from planetary
nebulae (PNe) and pulsars to galaxy pairs and quasars. He is an author
or co-author of 232 scientific publications and the editor of 6 books.
His scientific articles were even published in a well-known scientific
journal “Nature”, where only outstanding inventions have a place for