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The Solar Orbiter

Posted: January 27th, 2020, 10:19 am
by Christopher K.
This is a joint NASA/ESA mission. Its main purpose is to discover the origin of the huge set of magnetic fields around the Sun called the heliosphere.

More information:
https://science.nasa.gov/missions/solar-orbiter/

Re: The Solar Orbiter

Posted: June 1st, 2022, 7:04 pm
by Christopher K.
A two-sentence teaser in June's Astronomy (page seven) mention a first for the Solar Orbiter. A solar prominence shooting out over three-and-a-half million kilometers into space was captured in an ultraviolet image. This image has the largest prominence together with the full disk of the Sun. The prominence produced a CME which was not aimed at the Earth.

The image:
https://science.nasa.gov/record-promine ... ar-orbiter