Indian AstroSat Discovered One Of The Earliest Galaxy AUDFs01

New Galaxy AUDFs01 Discovered Indian AstroSat With The Help Of IUCAA

AUDFs01, one of the earliest galaxy which was discovered on August 24, 2020, in accordance with IUCAA Pune, Maharastra with the help of first indian multi-wavelength satellite observatory, AstroSat.

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:

What is 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.

How many instruments are in AstroSat?

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).

Who is director of IUCAA?

Dr Somak Raychaudhury

Where IUACC located?

Pune, Maharashtra

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