8 pictures you must see to understand what ISRO's Aditya L1 is looking for
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"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.
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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.
Here’s what Aditya L1 is hoping to learn on ISRO’s first mission to study the Sun:
Aditya L1 wants to know the Sun’s secret to keeping hot
Why does the Sun keep flaring up?
Aditya L-1 has X-ray vision
Peering into the eye of the storm
Aditya L1 won't just be studying the Sun's outermost layer
And, then there was light
Origin story: Solar flares
Unlike other satellites, Aditya L1 won’t lose sight of the Sun
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