Indian spacecraft Aditya L1’s camera has captured the first full spherical image of the Sun. Everyone was amazed after watching a stunning red, blue, green and yellow colour sun. ISRO shared this cool pic on its X handle. The special camera, used by Aditya L1, captured dark spots on the Sun and the ultraviolet rays spectrum using 11 different filters.
ISRO revealed some interesting facts about the Sun. They said that the temperature in some sunspots, appearing dark due to relative coldness, reaches 6500°F. These regions, potentially sources of geomagnetic storms, can affect Earth during solar storms. The camera was made by 50 scientists, researchers, and students in the field of astrophysics. They did an awesome job in this remarkable feat.
Aditya L1, launched on September 2 from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, closely observed solar rays and measured the motion of the solar wind. The spacecraft is on a journey to reach a specific destination close to the Sun, approximately 10.5 million kilometres away from Earth. It will take four months to reach its destination.