New Galaxy AUDFs01 Discovered Indian AstroSat With The Help Of IUCAA
Highlight of AUDFs01 Discovery:
- A global team which was led by scientists of the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) has discovered one of the earliest galaxies in extreme ultraviolet light.
- AstroSat is India’s first multi-wavelength satellite that has five unique X-ray and ultraviolet telescopes working in tandem has detected extreme ultraviolet (UV) light from a galaxy called AUDFs01, 9.3 billion light-years away from earth.
Key Info of AstroSat:
Astrosat is India’s first dedicated multi-wavelength space telescope which was launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on PSLV-XL in 2015, to study celestial sources in X-ray.
The scientific payload of AstroSat contains six instruments: The Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope (UVIT)
The Soft X-ray imaging Telescope (SXT)
The Large Area X-ray Proportional Counters (LAXPC) instrument
The Cadmium Zinc Telluride Imager (CZTI)
The Scanning Sky Monitor (SSM)
The Charged Particle Monitor (CPM).
Dr Somak Raychaudhury