The honour was bestowed on the young Malayali at the Asteroids Comets Meteors Conference 2023 held at Arizona, USA, on June 21.
The project is being implemented by a team led by Dr Annapurni Subramaniam, IIA’s first woman director, who is a Keralite.
Asteroid 2023 DZ2 would be visible with a decent set of binoculars or small telescopes.
Arshia studies about the substances and radiations among the galaxy. She even discovered some information about the chemical origin of the Milky Way.
The discovery happened with the help of a special software that was used to analyse the telescopic pictures
The 42-year-old from Peruvanthanam, near Mundakayam is now a renowned name in this field and works as an associate professor of Astronomy, Arts and Science at The University of Virginia, US.
Deerlick is a community and also works for staging astronomy events.
With this honour, Padma Vibhushan recipient Pandit Jasraj has become the first Indian musician to join the galaxy of immortal composers like Mozart, Beethoven and Tenor Luciano Pavarotti.
The planets are located only 12.5 light years away orbiting the Teegarden star -- a red dwarf in the direction of the constellation of Aries.