Sriharikota: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Thursday released images of Earth and Moon taken by the camera of Aditya-L1 spacecraft. The spacecraft was successfully placed in its orbit around the Sun on August 28, 2023.
The images of Earth show the planet as a blue and white orb, with the continents and oceans clearly visible. The image of the Moon shows the lunar surface in great detail, with the craters and mountains clearly visible, tweeted ISRO.
The Aditya-L1 spacecraft is equipped with a number of instruments, including a solar coronagraph, a photometer, and a spectrometer. These instruments will be used to study the Sun’s corona, the outermost layer of the Sun’s atmosphere.
The Aditya-L1 mission is a part of ISRO’s efforts to understand the Sun and its impact on the Earth. The mission is expected to provide valuable insights into the Sun’s magnetic field, its evolution, and its role in space weather.
The images released by ISRO are a first glimpse of the data that the Aditya-L1 spacecraft will collect. The spacecraft is expected to operate for at least five years, and it is expected to provide a wealth of information about the Sun.
The release of the images is a major milestone for the Aditya-L1 mission. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the ISRO team. The images are a reminder of the beauty of our solar system, and they are a source of inspiration for scientists and engineers around the world.
In addition to the images of Earth and Moon, ISRO also released a video of the Aditya-L1 spacecraft in its orbit around the Sun. The video shows the spacecraft slowly rotating as it orbits the Sun. The spacecraft is also equipped with a solar telescope, which is used to study the Sun’s corona.
The Aditya-L1 mission is a major step forward in ISRO’s efforts to understand the Sun. The mission is expected to provide valuable insights into the Sun’s magnetic field, its evolution, and its role in space weather. The images and videos released by ISRO are a tantalizing glimpse of the data that the Aditya-L1 spacecraft will collect.tuneshareGoogle itmore_vertadd_circlesend_spark