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How India’s Aditya-L1 Solar Observatory Will Study the Sun

By Sharmila Kuthunur
September 11, 2023
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How India’s Aditya-L1 Solar Observatory Will Study the Sun
Aditya-L1 launch.
Image credit: ISRO.

Just about a week after a flawless launch, India’s first mission to study the Sun, Aditya-L1, has officially begun its observations of our star. Although the spacecraft still has about four months of travel left before it reaches its cosmic home — a halo orbit around the Lagrange point 1 (L1) of the Sun-Earth system, one instrument was briefly switched on Sunday (September 10) to gather unique observations about the behavior of solar wind, team members told SpaceRef


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Sharmila Kuthunur.

Sharmila is a science journalist covering the cosmos. Her work has appeared in, Astronomy Magazine, EarthSky, and the Indian print magazine Science Reporter. She received a master's degree in journalism from Northeastern University in 2022.