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A new method to understand the atmosphere of extrasolar planets has been found.

With several achievements such as faster method of predicting space weather under its dome in 2021, the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) located at Hanle near Leh in Ladakh has emerged as one of the promising observatory sites globally.

The obvious advantages of more clear nights, minimal light pollution, background aerosol concentration, extremely dry atmospheric condition and no interruption by monsoon are among the reasons that have made the Hanle Observatory a popular and a promising site belonging to Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru.

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