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INTRODUCTION ----===


You want to know about my four eyed friend Iosif Samuilovich Shklovsky? He's nothing special but basically he specializes in astrophysics, radio
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astronomy, as well as the sun's corona, supernova, cosmic rays and their origins. Born in Glukhov July 1st, 1916, somewhere in the Ukrainian part of the Russian Empire and died March 3, 1985 in Moscow.
Anyways, around the mid-1900's he proved that the radio-wave radiation from the sun come from the ionized layers of its corona, and made a mathematical formula for seperating between thermal and nonthermal radio waves in the Milky Way. He is noted mostly because of his suggestion that the radiation from the Crab Nebula is due to synchroton radiation, usually energetic electrons that twist through magnetic fields as fast as the speed of light. Iosif believed that that cosmic rays from a supernova explosion with in the range of 300 light years of our sun is somehow responsible for some of the extinctions of life on our planet.



CONTRIBUTIONS

As it says above, Iosif proved that the radio-wave radiation fro the sun come from ionized layers of its corona. That alone help us as a society comprehend the understanding of how the sun works. It also helped by motivating people involved in science to further study the way our sun opperates. Iosif also examined the orbit motions of Mars' inner satellite Phobos. He concluded that its orbit was rotting and noted that if this decay was attributed to friction with the Martian atmosphere, then the satellite must have some kind of low density. He had a suggestion that Phobos could possibly be hollow and could be of artificial origin. This has been refuted by more detailed study, but the apparent suggestion of extra involvement caught the public imagination. Though there is some disagreement as to how seriously Iosif wanted the idea to be taken.
In 1960 Iosif Shklovsky was awarded the Lenin Prize along with the Bruce Medal. The asteroid 2849 Shklovsky was named in his honor and was a Corresponding member of Soviet Academy of Sciences beginning in 1966.


LATER YEARS


After living a long healthy successful life, Iosif Samuilovich Shklovsky dies in Moscow, March 3, 1985. Leaving behind several books and awards including
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the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Jansky Prize in 1968. Iosif also won the Lenin Prize in 1960 along with the Bruce Medal in 1972.