Crater on Moon named after Shah Rukh Khan

Crater on Moon named after Shah Rukh Khan

Crater on Moon named after Shah Rukh Khan

The International Lunar Geographic Society, a New York-based organization devoted to the study of the moon, has declared that a lunar crater in the moon’s Sea of Tranquillity has been named after Shah Rukh Khan. This has been approved by the International Astronomical Union. The Crater S R Khan is 4 lakh km away on the lunar surface in an area close to where the first men on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, landed on July 20, 1969.

With a crater named after him, Shah Rukh Khan now joins the ranks of eminent personalities like Nobel laureate C V Raman, father of the Indian space programme Vikram Sarabhai, father of the Indian nuclear programme Homi Bhabha and other luminaries like Meghnad Saha after whom craters on the moon have been named.


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