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Unlock the Secrets of Aditya-L1: India's Revolutionary Space



  Aug 09, 2023

Aditya L1


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Aditya-L1 is tentatively scheduled for August 26 .Aditya L1 is an exciting Indian space mission to study the Sun. The spacecraft will be placed in a special orbit around the Sun, called the Lagrange point 1 (L1), which is about 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth. This unique position allows the spacecraft to continuously observe the Sun without any interruptions.
 
Aditya L1 carries seven special tools, called payloads, to study different parts of the Sun. These tools will help scientists understand the Sun's upper atmosphere and its outermost layers, like the corona. They will also study phenomena like solar flares and coronal mass ejections, which can affect space weather.
 
One of the most exciting things about Aditya L1 is that it will provide real-time information about the Sun's activities and their effects on space weather. This will help scientists learn more about the Sun and how it influences our planet and the space around it.
 
The mission's main goals are to study the dynamics of the Sun's upper atmosphere, the heating of its corona, and the processes that lead to solar eruptions. It will also investigate the magnetic fields in the Sun's corona and study the particles and plasma in the space around the Sun.
 
Aditya L1 is a big step forward in space exploration and will help us understand our Sun better, which is essential for our understanding of space weather and its impact on Earth.
 

MCQs on Aditya L1

 

Q.The special vantage point L1 provides the advantage of:

 
a) Observing the Moon and Mars
 
b) Continuously viewing the Sun without any interruptions
 
c) Studying the Earth's atmosphere
 
d) Traveling to different planets
 
Answer:b) Continuously viewing the Sun without any interruptions
 
Explanation:Aditya-L1 will be placed in a halo orbit around the Lagrange point L1 of the Sun-Earth system. This unique orbit allows the spacecraft to continuously view the Sun without any interruptions, making it an ideal position for studying the dynamics of the Sun and its impact on space weather.
 

Q.The seven payloads on Aditya-L1 will help study:

 
a) The planets in our solar system
 
b) The Earth's climate
 
c) The Moon's surface
 
d) The photosphere, chromosphere, and corona of the Sun
 
Answer:d) The photosphere, chromosphere, and corona of the Sun
 

Q.The Aditya-L1 mission aims to provide important scientific studies about:

 
a) Space travel to distant galaxies
 
b) The Earth's weather
 
c) The impact of solar dynamics on the interplanetary medium
 
d) The study of rocks on the Moon
 
Answer:The impact of solar dynamics on the interplanetary medium
 

Q.Aditya-L1 will be a significant step in understanding:

 
a) The Moon's gravitational pull
 
b) The Earth's magnetic field
 
c) The dynamics of space weather and its impact on Earth
 
d) The atmosphere of Mars
 
Answer:b) The dynamics of space weather and its impact on Earth
 

Q.What is the major advantage of placing a satellite in a halo orbit around the L1 point?

 
a) It can continuously view the Earth without any occultation/eclipses
 
b) It can continuously view the Sun without any occultation/eclipses
 
c) It can continuously view Mars without any occultation/eclipses
 
d) It can continuously view Jupiter without any occultation/eclipses
 
Answer:b) It can continuously view the Sun without any occultation/eclipses
 

Q.How many payloads does the Aditya-L1 spacecraft carry?

 
a) Three payloads
 
b) Five payloads
 
c) Six payloads
 
d) Seven payloads
 
Answer:d) Seven payloads
 

Q.What are the major science objectives of the Aditya-L1 mission?

 
a) Study of lunar craters and impact events
 
b) Study of atmospheric dynamics on Mars
 
c) Study of solar upper atmospheric dynamics, coronal heating, and solar flares
 
d) Study of the composition of Jupiter's atmosphere
 
Answer:c) Study of solar upper atmospheric dynamics, coronal heating, and solar flares


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