New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Aditya-L1 mission has achieved a major milestone with its Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) capturing the first-ever full-disk images of the Sun in near ultraviolet wavelengths.
The SUIT payload captures full-disk images of the Sun in near ultraviolet wavelengths
The images include the first-ever full-disk representations of the Sun in wavelengths ranging from 200 to 400 nm.
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These unprecedented images, covering a range of 200-400 nanometers, offer unique insights into the Sun’s crucial layers – the photosphere and chromosphere. Studying these layers is essential for understanding solar phenomena like sunspots, flares, and prominences, which significantly impact space weather and Earth’s climate.
The SUIT, developed by scientists and students from IUCAA, Pune, is one of seven payloads on Aditya-L1. Its observations will revolutionize our understanding of solar dynamics and the Sun-climate relationship, with potential implications for skin cancer risks.
As Aditya-L1 continues its journey, the scientific community awaits exciting discoveries from India’s maiden solar probe.