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ASTROSAT detected UV light from a galaxy, 9.3 billion light-years away

  • The AstroSat satellite has detected an extreme ultraviolet (UV) ray from a galaxy that is 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth.
  • Astrosat is the first multi-wavelength space telescope launched by ISRO from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in 2015. It has a set of five unique X-ray and ultraviolet telescopes. The mission duration was planned for 5 years.