Pakistani student develops planetary research animation for German University

Syed Muneeb Ali – a Pakistani student in Germany, has developed a unique 3D animation used for planetary research at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

The 3D animation which has been developed in cooperation with Dr Nozair Khawaja who is an expert on planetary science, is aimed at providing detailed information regarding chemical composition, reactions of and on ‘Enceladus’ –  one of planet Saturn’s moon.

Although Pakistan has a number of animation houses, however they don’t cater to critical scientific research work.

Expressing his views, Syed Muneeb Ali said that Dr Nozair Khawaja assisted him on the project and provided essential information, guidelines required for the visualization of the 3D animation.

Muneeb Ali is an undergraduate student of Physics from Forman Christian College (a chartered university) Lahore-Pakistan.

Dr Nozair Khawaja is a Pakistan-born scientist based in Germany. He was part of the team which previously discovered organic molecule on Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

The animation depicts the concept of the transport of ocean material from Enceladus’ rocky core at depth to the surface of the ocean and the formation of Enceladus’ plume ice grains is demonstrated.

It is to be noted that Cassini–Huygens, the space-research mission sent by NASA and European Space Agency to study Saturn, had previously discovered frozen water in the gas fountains located near Enceladus’s South pole.