The recently launched Chinese Solar Observatory has returned the first photos of an M-class flare erupting on this star..
Medium force flare on an image taken with the HXI instrument on the ASO-S probe.
Medium strength flare in images taken with the HXI instrument on the ASO-S probe. (Photo: Prime Minister’s Office/CAS)
The photo of the Sun was taken by Hard X-ray Imager (HXI) above Advanced Space Solar Observatory (ASO-S). The Purple Mountain Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is the unit that shared the photo. HXI captured the mid-level solar flare on October 11, just weeks after ASO-S launched. The event caused a huge burst of electromagnetic radiation from the Sun’s atmosphere. This type of large solar flare can affect the ionosphere and radio communications on Earth.
China on October 9 launched ASO-S, a satellite specially designed to conduct comprehensive exploration of the Sun, into orbit with a Long March 2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in north China’s Gansu Province. western China. ASO-Ѕ will carry out continuous observations of the Sun for at least 4 years. The probe’s main goals include the formation of magnetic fields, flares and auroral flares, according to project leader Gan Weiqun, a graduate student at the Purple Observatory.
Chinese scientists will use satellites to predict space weather that could affect high-tech activities such as spaceflight, communications and positioning. To achieve these goals, the probe is equipped with a Lyman-alpha telescope (LST), a hard X-ray imager (HXI) and a full-disk solar vector magnetograph (FMG).
This is the world’s first project to observe magnetic fields, solar flares and powerful explosions. ASO-S operates in an orbit 720 km above the Earth’s surface, allowing it to make direct observations of the Sun throughout the day with relatively short communication delays.
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China’s recently launched Solar Observatory has sent back the first photos of an M-class flare erupting on this star. Medium strength flask…