India has launched a satellite into space that will help unravel the mystery of black holes.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched the X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (EXPOSAT) from the Bay of Bengal on the morning of January 1.
The 260-ton satellite will investigate black holes whose mysteries have not been fully understood by scientists.
A post by ISRO on X (the new name of Twitter) announced the successful launch of the satellite.
The $30 million satellite will try to find the sources of radiation and other elements near black holes.
This mission will operate for more than 5 years.
Through this satellite, India has become the second country in the world after the US to launch a mission to study black holes.
NASA had launched a mission in this regard in 2021.
ISRO claims that Exposat is the first scientific satellite that can probe X-rays emitted by various sources.
It should be noted that in 2023, India succeeded in landing the Chandrayaan 3 mission at the South Pole of the Moon and sending a mission to the Sun.
India is also planning to send its first astronaut to the moon by 2040.
What is a black hole?
It should be noted that one of the mysteries of the universe is the mysterious black hole, which scientists are struggling to know and understand.
A black hole is the mystery of the universe that has been given many names, sometimes it is called the passage from one universe to another, sometimes it is called the pit of death.
Any star becomes a black hole when all its matter is trapped in a small space. If we were to squeeze our sun into a space the size of a tennis ball, it would turn into a black hole.