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Solar Orbiter's first images of Sun

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:48 pm
by brian livesey
The British built Solar Orbiter has sent back images on its first pass of the Sun. The probe approached the Sun at a distance of 48 million miles and revealed details not seen before, including many mini-solar flares, provisionally named "camp fires".
Solar physicist, Lucy Green described the images as breathtaking". The solar probe's next pass will be from a distance of 25 million miles. Solar Orbiter will also reveal details of the Sun's polar region, seen for the first time.