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Tezpur University's SUIT Instrument, Aboard Aditya L1, Captures Remarkable Solar Imagery

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
Tezpur University's SUIT Instrument, Aboard Aditya L1, Captures Remarkable Solar Imagery
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Applauds Assam's Contribution to Solar Research
Guwahati , Assam- 10 December, 23 - In a significant achievement for Tezpur University, the Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) instrument, installed on the Aditya L1 spacecraft, has successfully captured the first full-disk images of the Sun. Tezpur University's logo prominently features in these groundbreaking images, showcasing the institution's noteworthy contribution to solar research.

Tezpur University's SUIT Instrument: Pioneering Solar Imaging

The development of the SUIT instrument marks a collaborative effort involving various institutions, and its successful operation aboard the Aditya L1 spacecraft signifies a leap forward in solar imaging technology. Tezpur University proudly showcased its capabilities as the images of the Sun, adorned with the university's logo, were unveiled.

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Commends Assam's Research Impact

Responding to the achievement, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his appreciation, stating, "Well done! This is great news - Assam’s research will leave its footprint on Aditya!" The Chief Minister's acknowledgment underlines the significance of Assam's contribution to cutting-edge research, emphasizing the state's role in shaping advancements in space exploration.

Tezpur: From Agnigarh to the Power of Agni Devta

Adding an interesting cultural and historical context, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma highlighted Tezpur's significance as Agnigarh in the Mahabharata. Drawing a parallel between the ancient reference and modern achievements, he noted, "Now the city’s work will endure the power of Agni devta 🙏." The connection between Tezpur's historical roots and its contemporary role in solar research adds a unique dimension to the accomplishment.

Tezpur University's successful capture of full-disk images of the Sun demonstrates the institution's commitment to cutting-edge research and technological advancements. The collaborative effort and the involvement of Assam's research community contribute not only to scientific progress but also to the state's recognition on a national and global scale. The symbolic merging of ancient history with modern achievements highlights the rich tapestry of Tezpur's journey in academia and scientific exploration.