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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Eyecatchers-195: Here comes the sun watcher, India’s Aditya-L1

Here comes the sun watcher, India’s Aditya-L1
Shubashree Desikan
Made in India probe prepares to study solar phenomena


Sometime in 2019 or 2020 India will send ISRO’s solar mission Aditya-L1 to a vantage point in space, known as the L1 Lagrange point, to do imaging and study of the sun. This launch will happen in the early part of the next solar cycle - an occurrence in which sunspots form on the face of the sun, growing in size and number and eventually diminishing, all over a period of eleven years. It will be a mission of many firsts.

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Grateful thanks to The Hindu.

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