The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named one of the minor planets after the outstanding Ukrainian physicist Ivan Pulyuj. This was announced by Vasyl Shenderovsky, the leading researcher at the Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on his Facebook page.
"Scientists, the staff of the National Technical University of Ternopil, named after Ivan Puluj, resident of Hrymailiv, have been waiting for this moment for more than three years. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) named the small planet after Ivan Puluj (226858) Ivanpuluj = 2004 TY 13," the message reads.
Ivan Pavlovych Pulyuj is a Ukrainian physicist and public figure from Hrymailiv, Ternopil region, known for his X-ray research. In addition, Ivan participated in the first complete translation of the Bible into Ukrainian.
Earlier, Google Earth launched a time-lapse feature that lets users see how our planet has changed since 1984. Users can access the tool in a web browser.
"In the biggest update to Google Earth since 2017, you can now see our planet in an entirely new dimension — time," the company’s website said.
With the help of this "time machine", one can see how devastating the effects of climate change have been.