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8 pictures you must see to understand what ISRO's Aditya L1 is looking for

8 pictures you must see to understand what ISRO's Aditya L1 is looking for
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has grown by leaps and bounds over the past year — from setting up New Space India Limited to trying to land on the Moon. In 2020, ISRO plans to hit another milestone by studying the Sun for the very first time.

"India is quite advanced in the field of astronomy, and we have taken path-breaking initiatives in this field. ISRO has an astronomical satellite called ASTROSAT. Moreover, they are planning to launch a satellite called Aditya, to study the sun," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his monthly Mann ki Baat broadcast on All India Radio.

The Sun is the keeper of many secrets. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Parker Solar Probe has already demonstrated how our understanding of the Sun is fairly limited.

India’s Aditya L1 mission was sanctioned in 2008 with a budget of ₹127.5 crore. It’s pegged to launch in April 2020 will 7 instruments to study various aspects of the Sun.

Here’s what Aditya L1 is hoping to learn on ISRO’s first mission to study the Sun:

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