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God is Man's greatest invention

'God is Man's greatest invention', is a popular quote by Prof Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar - An Indian-American Nobel laureate astrophysicist in whose honour, the 'Chandra X-ray Observatory' is named. Chandrasekhar determined what is known as the Chandrasekhar limit—that a star having a mass more than 1.44 times that of the Sun does not form a white dwarf but instead continues to collapse, blows off its gaseous envelope in a supernova explosion, and becomes a neutron star. "God is man's greatest invention." ( ईश्वर मनुष्य की सबसे बड़ी खोज ) Indian-American Physicist, Astrophysicist and Mathematician: According to Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ( 19 October 1910 – 21 August 1995 ) who was an Indian-American physicist, astrophysicist and mathematician, and awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physics- "God is man's greatest invention." New inventions every day: From the initial stage of human civilization, man is constantly progressing. To make