Chandrayaan 2’s orbiter observes solar flares, will help understand Sun better

Chandrayaan 2’s orbiter observes solar flares, will help understand Sun better

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.

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