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Our planet might witness Mini Ice-Age for the next 30 years

ISRO is planning something big to make yet another history in the future. Yes, the senior scientists are not planning to rest anytime soon as they have already got a lot of work to do to steer India as the best country in space exploration.

The next massive mission has already been planned by our scientists. The mission is Aditya-L1 which is not too far away from the launch as it is set to orbit Sun in 2020 probably in the first half of the year.

The all-important mission will see Indian Space Research Organisation launch a satellite towards the Sun in a bid to examine its corona. This is nothing but the outer layer of the Sun which is extending hundreds of thousands of kilometres.

“How the corona gets heated to such high temperatures is still an unanswered question in solar physics,” the Indian space agency stated on its website while announcing the next mission.

ISRO chief Dr K Sivan opened up during a news conference that Aditya-L1 will orbit the Sun at a safe distance, which will be perpetually pointed towards it in order to collect as much information as possible.

“It will always look at the Sun and give an analysis of the corona because it has a major impact on climate change,” he said.

Hang on! This is just a beginning! There is another massive ISRO mission on the cards that will see an upgraded satellite with advanced features departing for the planet of Venus.

ISRO chief Dr K Sivan opened up during a news conference that Aditya-L1 will orbit the Sun at a safe distance, which will be perpetually pointed towards it in order to collect as much information as possible.

“It will always look at the Sun and give an analysis of the corona because it has a major impact on climate change,” he said.

Meanwhile, according to the scientists in NASA, Earth might witness a cold weather and harsh snow storm for the next 30 years.

Experts said that the Sun is about to enter a natural ‘hibernation’ and it might lead to ‘food shortages’ among other things, as temperatures across the planet drop.

A solar minimum is a silent period in which the Sun releases less energy or heat than usual. According to a statement from NASA, the ‘Sun will reach its lowest activity in over 200 years in 2020’.

“The Sun is approaching a hibernation period. Less sunspots will be formed on the solar surface and thus less energy and radiation will be emitted towards the planets and the Earth.” The Sun quoted Northumbria University expert Valentina Zharkova, who has published several scientific papers on solar minimums, as saying.

Despite the fact that solar minimums are a part of Sun’s natural life cycle every 11 years, 2020’s minimum might be particularly chilly as it is the start of an event called Grand Solar Minimum, in which energy emitted from the Sun drops even more than usual. It should be noted that this event occurs every 400 years.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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