Chandrayaan 2's orbiter observes solar flares, will help understand Sun better
Thursday, 10 October 2019 A payload on board Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter, circling the Moon’s orbit at 100km, has measured solar flares between September 30 and October 1, which will help scientists better understand various processes on the Sun. Currently, the solar cycle is heading towards minima and the Sun has been extremely quiet for the past few months. Therefore, XSM could observe a series of small flares.
Mercury Passes Across the Face of the Sun. It is a rare event that will only happen 14 times this century. As seen from Earth, the planet Mercury will pass in front of the face of the Sun. This happens..