ISRO Aditya L1 spacecraft saw the first mega explosion in the Sun what is solar flares know
ISRO's Aditya L-1 spacecraft has sensed a 'mega-explosion' there. Aditya L-1 has seen the first high energy X-ray glimpse of solar flares. In a post on Tuesday, ISRO said that the 'High Energy L1 Orbiting X-ray Spectrometer' (HEL1OS) installed in the 'Aditya L1' spacecraft has recorded the solar flare. The agency also said that HEL1OS started observing the Sun from October 29.
HEL1OS captures first High-Energy X-ray glimpse of Solar Flares
🔸During its first observation period from approximately 12:00 to 22:00 UT on October 29, 2023, the High Energy L1 Orbiting X-ray Spectrometer (HEL1OS) on board Aditya-L1 has recorded the… pic.twitter.com/X6R9zhdwM5
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An ISRO scientist told PTI that recording the first high-energy X-ray glimpse of a solar flare is an indication that the mission is performing as per expectations.
What are solar flares
Solar flares are created by the light and particles emitted when the Sun's magnetic energy is released. These flares are the most powerful explosions ever seen in our solar system, releasing energy comparable to billions of hydrogen bombs. The energetic particles present in them travel at the speed of light.
What is Aditya L-1 mission
Aditya-L-1 is India's first space-based observatory. It will reach about 15 lakh kilometers from the Earth and study the Sun. The place where Aditya L-1 will be deployed is known as the Sun-Earth's first Lagrangian point (L1). From here the sun can always be kept an eye on.
Once the mission starts its work, ISRO will be able to know solar activities in real time. Aditya Spacecraft has taken with it 7 scientific instruments. All are indigenous and prepared by various departments of India. With the help of instruments, different parts of the Sun will be studied. One of these instruments, HEL1OS, has recorded the first glimpse of high energy X-rays of solar flares.
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