Indian scientists make the deepest radio image of the Sun

A team of scientists led by Dr Divya Oberoi at NCRA has made significant advances by making the deepest ever images of the Sun at radio wavelengths

The Sun is the brightest object in the sky and has been studied by scientists for hundreds of years. However, it still hosts several mysteries even today, for example when and how powerful explosions take place in the Sun which can potentially affect communication satellites, power supply, GPS navigation, etc. In their research to understand the connection between activities of the Sun and the space weather, a team of scientists led by Dr. Divya Oberoi at NCRA along with Atul Mohan and Surajit Mondal has made significant advances by making the deepest ever images of the Sun at radio wavelengths.

The radio data was acquired through the radio telescope “Murchison Widefield Array” (MWA) in Australia, where Dr. Oberoi was involved since its inception. Over the last several years, Dr. Oberoi and his Ph. D students Rohit Sharma, Atul Mohan, Surajit Mondal, along with several international collaborators were building tools and techniques to uncover the mysteries of the Sun using the MWA data.

News Source: ET