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Solar Orbiter returns first data, snaps closest pictures of the Sun

July 23, 2020 - General

The first images from ESA/NASA’s Solar Orbiter are now available to the public, including the closest pictures ever taken of the Sun.

ESA’s Solar Orbiter approached the Sun from within the orbit of Mercury
[Credit: ESA/ATG medialab]Solar Orbiter is an international collaboration between the European Space Agency, or ESA, and NASA, to study our closest star, the Sun. Launched on Feb. 9, 2020 (EST), the spacecraft completed its first…

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