Chandrayaan-2 observes solar flares


The Chandrayaan 2 or the moon mission’s orbiter has sent reports about solar flares, said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday, in a tweet.

The space scientists have measured solar flare with the help of Solar X-ray Monitor (XSM) of Chandrayaan 2 and the US’ Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-15) between September 30 to October 1. It is said that these reports will provide very detailed information and will help scientists to understand various processes on the Sun.

The solar activity which has been recorded by ISRO happens once in eleven years. The sun goes from solar maxima and solar minima during this cycle, punctuated with large x-ray intensity variations in a few minutes to hours. This whole process is called solar flares.

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