Solar Orbiter captures dazzling images of the sun’s chaotic activity


The Sun, seen by Solar Orbiter.

The Sun, seen by Solar Orbiter.
Picture: ESA and NASA/Solar Orbiter/EUI team

We’re drooling over the latest image dump from the Solar Orbiter mission. These incredible images and video, captured during its close approach in March, highlight the awesome power of this probe to show us our host star in a whole new light.

Solar Orbiter made a close approach to the Sun, known as perihelion, on March 26. spaceship, spear in February 2020, is a joint project between ESA and NASA. He studies the Sun using a series of 10 devices, including the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager, which took most of the images seen here. The mission of the orbiter is to help us understand the heliosphere by studying phenomena such as the solar wind and the magnetic field of the Sun.


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