Chandrayaan-2 observes solar flares

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.

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

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