Benjamin Markarian

Benjamin "Benik" Egishevitch Markarian (Armenian: Բենիամին Եղիշեի Մարգարյան; born on 29 November, 1913 in Shulaver, Tiflis Governorate; died on 29 September, 1985 in Yerevan, Armenian SSR) was an Armenian astrophysicist. Markarian's Chain (of galaxies) was named after him when he discovered that this string of galaxies moves with a common motion. He is also the namesake of a catalog of compact, optically bright galaxies (including both starbursts and AGNs) known as Markarian galaxies.

Benjamin Markarian 2013 Armenian stamp
Benjamin Markarian on a 2013 Armenian stamp

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See also

  • Category:Discoveries by Benjamin Markarian

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