Aditya-L1: India's solar probe captures stunning images en route to L1
The camera also clicked Earth and its only natural satellite Moon on the second day of its four-month-long journey to L1
India's maiden space-based solar probe Aditya-L1 took a selfie while on its way to Lagrange Point 1, or L1.
The camera onboard Aditya-L1 captured the image of its largest payload, Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC) and SUIT instruments on September 4, according to the Indian Space and Research Organisation (Isro).
The camera also clicked Earth and its only natural satellite Moon on the second day of its four-month-long journey to L1.
Adity-L1 blasted off on a polar launch satellite vehicle on September 2 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
On Tuesday, the spacecraft successfully performed the second Earth-bound manoeuvre, attaining an orbit of 282 km x 40225 km.
Aditya-L1, which carried seven different payloads to have a detailed study of the sun, will be placed in a halo orbit around Lagrangian Point 1 (or L1), which is 1.5 million km away from the Earth in the direction of the sun.
Four of of payloads will observe the light from the sun and the other three will measure in-situ parameters of the plasma and magnetic fields.