Nov 28, 2022

China’s solar observatory beams back its first image of our host star

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The ASO-S observatory, which launched in early October, captured an image of a solar flare eruption.

China’s recently launched Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory (ASO-S) beamed its first image back to Earth, a report from Space.com reveals. The new image shows an M-Class flare erupting on the Sun.

China’s ASO-S solar observatory launched to orbit aboard one of the China Aerospace and Technology Corporation’s (CASC’s) Long March-2C rockets on October 9. The country’s first dedicated solar observatory is positioned in a sun-synchronous orbit around Earth, flying at an altitude of approximately 430 miles (700 km).

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