International Astronomical Union names new star ‘Sharjah’

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) announced the names of the newly discovered stars and planets, where the name “Sharjah” was chosen for a star with “Barjeel” being the name of one of its planets.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • International Astronomical Union Headquarters: Paris, France.
  • International Astronomical Union Founded: 28 July 1919.

Source: The News on AIR

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