President of the Republic of Tajikistan

A small planet of solar system is named Tajikistan

01.09.2015 09:02, Kulob city

In the course of solemn gathering in honor of Knowledge Day and Peace lesson that is being held in Kulyab State University named after Abuabdullah Rudaki, the International Union of Astrophysicists reported on naming one of the small planets of Solar system «Tajikistan» as the result of significant contribution of the Tajik scientist in the development of world astrophysics and studying of space substances.

The Certificate on naming the planet «Tajikistan» was handed to President of the country H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon by the President of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan Farhod Rahimi.

It was noted that the planet Tajikistan is located between the planets of Mars and Jupiter, its distance from the Earth is 250 million km. and from the Sun - 463 million km. The planet Tajikistan rotates around the Sun once in five years.

Now planet Tajikistan is in closer distance to Earth and the Tajik scientists have been studying its physical - chemical nature, as well as the processes occurrence of the planet.

The Head of state H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon has highly appreciated contribution of the Tajik scientists to the world astrophysics and expressed confidence that such valuable achievements still require more efforts in the interests of the state and nation, as well as all mankind from our scientists and researchers.



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