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Solar Orbiter: mankind is one step closer to the first image of the sun’s poles



Picture of Solar System

European solar orbiter launched on 9 February 2020 at 11:30 EST; Sunday made its very first close pass to the sun on 14 June 2020. The 10-year solar orbiter mission reaches a distance of 77 million kilometers from the sun. During the entire mission, the orbiter will be orbiting the sun from mercury’s orbit at a distance of 42 million kilometers from the burning star.

Solar Orbiter Mission

The Solar Orbiter spacecraft is a cumulative mission of the European Space Agency and NASA. The Orbiter was launched from Cape Canaveral Airforce Station in Florida; launched on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

For the past years, the Parker Solar Probe has been breaking all the records in the history of humankind. Parker’s nearest reach was 4 million miles from the sun’s surface moving at the speed of 692,000 Km/h. The probe has collected unprecedented data for the very first time. But like every other instrument, it has parochial drawbacks and the plaintive truth is, it cannot provide us a picture of the sun’s poles.

If we are studying the only star in our solar system need to see it. So, NASA and ESA came up with the ‘Solar Orbiter’.Solar Orbiter will capture the images of the sun, especially its poles. We have yet not taken any image of the solar polar regions of the sun. Poles of the sun have enormous importance in better understanding the driving mechanism of our home star.

Why do we want to explore the sun?

Sun plays a vital role in our lives, it’s no hidden truth. For millennials humans, as smarter beings have understood that every form of life on earth directly or indirectly depends on the sun. Sun can be seen as an exploring ground from the start of history.

We want to explore the sun because it holds a lot of hidden secrets that need to be solved. So the solar orbiter is an international collaboration to enhance the growing knowledge about the sun.

The solar orbiter will be taking images and gathering data about the sun’s surface magnetic field and solar winds mainly focusing on the sun’s polar region. Before this Scientists have launched various missions for understanding the nature and mechanism of the home star but none like the Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter. Both missions will work together and will paint a clearer picture of the sun’s surface and its dynamic behavior than ever before.

Difference between Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe

Both the Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe have extensive capabilities. The Parker Solar Probe could reach a temperature of over 1400 degrees centigrade. At this high temperature, it was impossible to mount cameras. But the Solar Orbiter will just experience temperature over 500 degrees centigrade; at this temperature, cameras can survive and still click images of the sun.

Both the Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe is important, and collaboration of the both will provide data that will be comprehensible. The solar orbiter will measure the Solar winds and fly past the spacecraft and give the images of the sun’s surface and its poles. On the other hand, Parker Solar Probe will measure the solar winds at a different location, very near to the sun.

Solar Winds

Understanding solar winds are important because it defines the magnetosphere of our planet. Sun is 151.98 million km away from us but still; we can feel its presence everywhere in the form of heat and light. But beyond these obvious things, the sun’s surface also creates events known as transients which include flares, coronal mass ejection, and shock waves.

All the time on the surface of the sun big explosions keep happening named coronal mass ejection. This mass ejection releases a considerably large amount of plasma accompanied by a magnetic field in the solar system.

animated image showing a CME colliding with Earth's magnetosphere
Credits: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio/Community-Coordinated Modeling Center

Our Earth’s magnetic field protects us from these solar winds. But sometimes when the sun becomes extremely violent our earth’s magnetic field might not be able to protect us.

This disruption in the solar winds might affect radio and GPS communication. In the extremest cases could lead to power outages. Since with every passing day, we are becoming more and more reliant on technology, unfurling the turbulent nature of the sun is more vital than ever.

How is solar orbiter helpful?

The solar orbiter consists of a comprehensive suite of 10 scientific instruments. It has four instruments that measure the solar wind passing past the spacecraft, known as “in Suit Instruments”. And six remote sensing instruments that measure photons, meaning taking images of the sun and the surrounding coronal and hemisphere.

The remote sensing equipment includes three different varieties of the imager, Ultraviolet, Visible, and Hemispheric. As well as a spectral imager, chronograph, and an X-ray spectrometer telescope. Each of these instruments specializes in viewing the sun in all these wavelengths.

The ‘In Suite Instrument” on the other hand, includes a magnetometer, an energetic particle detector, a radio and plasma wave sensor, and a solar wind plasma analyzer. Most of which can be found on the boom in the shadow of the heat shield due to their sensitivity to the electromagnetic signature of the spacecraft itself.

Heat Protection: Equipment sheltered behind powerful titanium, aluminum, and solar black. It has a massive heat shield which is about 2½ meters and it protects solar orbiters from a huge amount of heat from the sun.
In the front, the heat shield is coated with Solar Black, a material made from calcium phosphate that can tolerate ultraviolet radiation and energetic particle. Behind that is a thin 0.05-millimeter surface layer of titanium foil backed up with 18 layers of titanium insulation. The structure also includes an aluminum honeycomb support panel, carbon fiber skins, and more insulation and gaps between it all to redirect heat to the sides.

Future is near

Solar Orbiter is giving us new hope. This is a 10-year-long mission, and this was its first close approach. The next remarkable event for this orbiter would be when it will pass flyby in the Venus orbit, which will hopefully happen in December 2020.

The full mission will begin when the checking of all 10 scientific instruments on board including the imager will start giving the regular observational images. Soon in the future we will know about our home star’s mechanism and will most probably have the very first picture of the sun’s poles

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To the peoples of the world: Israel is Carrying out a holocaust against Palestinian families



Israel is carrying out a holocaust against Palestinian families.

Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz and Mauthhausen to Palestinian homes, neighborhood, hospitals and mosques.

The title of this brief article is not a hyperbole or a dramatic overstatement meant to attract attention or gain sympathy. It is rather a reflection of reality.

Indeed, if a holocaust is about annihilating people, especially civilians and Palestinian families, the Israeli army, the Wehrmacht of our time, has been exterminating entire Palestinian families-the father, the mother and all the children.

We are not speaking about one isolated incident or a few incidents where one stray missile hit a home inadvertently or children killed as a result of collateral damage.

We are rather talking about carrying out a real holocaust against Palestinian families, an official policy endorsed and pursued by the government of Israel to wipe out numerous Palestinian households for the purpose of bringing the Palestinians to their knees.

This is Israel’s way of wreaking shock and awe on the defenseless and helpless Palestinians.

So far, more than 25 thousand entire Gaza households have been targeted by Israeli bombing. More than 12 thousands have been killed half of them are children and women.

Just imagine your own family being annihilated by a missile launched from high altitude. This nightmare has effectively become a routine experience in Gaza.

Read Also: World passively watching as Israel perpetrates open-ended massacre in Gaza

Israel today is emulating the Nazis and other criminal offenders throughout history. Don’t invoke the mantra of anti-Semitism. In the final analysis, when Jews think, behave and act like the Nazis thought, behaved and acted, they (the Jews) become Nazis themselves, pure and simple.

Yes, I do recognize there are many kind-hearted Jews who reject this Nazi-like savagery. None the less, we must call the spade a spade. These atrocities are being enthusiastically supported by the vast majority of Israelis, including ordinary people, intellectuals and rabbis. Israel-2023 does have much in common with Nazi-Germany. Claiming otherwise would be both dishonest and malicious.

Real holocaust

Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in the Gaza Strip.

A regional military superpower thanks to unrestricted American backing and support, Israel is simply waging a war of extermination against a thoroughly persecuted people whose only “crime” is its enduring vigor and longing for freedom from the shackles of Talmudic Jewish Nazism, a Satanic ideology which views all humanity-save Jews-as animals whose lives have absolutely no sanctity.

There is no doubt that the ongoing Israeli rampage of murder and terror is an expression of that genocidal Talmudic mentality. It is a mindset that is even more nefarious than the Nazi ideology.

We Palestinians have been at the receiving end of Jewish criminality and murderousness for several decades. We know it too well and need no one to give us lectures on “Israel’s civility and humanity”

In the final analysis, a country that murders thousands of children and other innocent civilians rather knowingly and deliberately in order to create deterrence is neither civilized nor humane. It is tantamount to fornicating with truth to call Israel humane and civilized.

The truth of the matter is that Israel is a diabolical Judeo-Nazi entity that has much in common with the Third Rich.

Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz to Palestinian homes, neighborhoods and streets. Israel is carrying out a real holocaust against innocent Palestinian families.

This is not really a war. War is fought between armies. The Palestinians don’t have an army, or navy or air force. The Palestinians simply can not protect their own children from overwhelming barbarianism, played out in full view of the entire world.

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Yes, there have been projectiles fired on Jewish colonies from the Gaza Strip, but these projectiles are essentially innocuous from the military view point as evident from the nearly zero casualties incurred by Israelis.

Indeed, when there is one dead on one side and 300 on the other side, including 50 children and babies, in addition thousands of maimed civilians and swathes of pornographic destruction of property, we are not really talking about war, even an asymmetrical war. We are actually talking about a real massacre, a massacre that is reminiscent of the time when the Nazis ganged up on European Jewry 70 years ago.

This very real massacre, holocaust, wouldn’t have been carried out had it not been for the flaccidity and leniency and silence displayed in Israel’s face by the bulk of the international community.

This is not to mention the connivance, collusion and conspiratorial roles played by several criminal states and governments, including the United States, a majority of European governments and especially the whore-like Sissi regime in Cairo which is shamelessly and brazenly siding with Israel against the Palestinian people.

But never mind, another massacre, another blitzkrieg, another conspiracy won’t finish our people off. It is our kismet that we must die in order to survive.

But those in Washington and London and Cairo who are watching rather passively, probably gleefully, as our children are being incinerated and murdered at the hands of the children, grand children and great-grand children of the holocaust, will one day pay the price for their murderous complicity and ignominy.

We will not forgive or forget.

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Israel: A criminal state par excellance



Israel: a criminal state par excellance

In its exaggerated self-infatuation and excessive narcissism, Israel, a criminal state par excellence, often claims it is light upon mankind.

Zionist Jews, who falsely claim allegiance to the prophetic traditions of ancient Israel, are actually mostly atheists.

In fact, Zionism has more in common with the most infamous paragons of evil throughout history than with such Hebrew luminaries as the Prophet Moses, Aaron, Jacob, Joseph, David, and Solomon.

Indeed, ever since its misbegotten birth in 1948, a birth fraught with crimes against humanity, Israel’s modus operandi has been an uninterrupted series of atrocities, oppression, persecution, inequity, and racism.

Thus, Israel, A criminal state par excellence, is also a great falsifier of truth, history by claiming a higher moral ground vis-à-vis the Palestinians, its largely-unwept victims who are still crying to the seventh heaven for justice.

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Israel is already starving and tormenting 1.6 million Gazans, denying them food, clean water, and other necessities of life. The 17-year draconian siege is apparently meant to punish Gazans for electing Hamas which simply refuses to recognize Israel for religious and moral reasons. The international community  sought to overlook Israel’s  real crimes against humanity inflicted repeatedly  on  some two million helpless Palestinians languishing under a N-a-z-i-like siege imposed and maintained by Israel.

Israel portrays herself as a beacon of light in a sea of dictatorship, tyranny, and oppression,

What Israel, a criminal state par Excellance, refuses to tell the world, however, is the fact that the Jewish state through its ubiquitous tentacles in America, Europe and elsewhere to enable, shield, sustain, and support tyrannical regimes in the region such as the Sissi police state in Egypt, the feudal regimes in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain.

Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in Jerusalem and in the Gaza Strip.

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Israel, ruled by supremacist and megalomaniac Jews who think that no country or entity under the sun has a right to criticize Israel’s appalling maltreatment of the Palestinians, believes it has an unending free season on its victims.

Those are the Nazi-minded ideologues who are indoctrinated in Talmudic Jewish supremacy and who believe that the non-Jews lives have no sanctity , those are the Talmudic thugs who believe that the Palestinians must either be expelled or massacred .

As to its victims, Israel seeks always to demonize and dehumanize them so that the world will react indifferently if not callously when Israel murders them, expels them from their homes, steals their land and property as well as demolish their homes, a nearly daily callous practice the state of the Jews carries out in the West Bank.

Israel was born in sin. It will always be a sinful state, no matter what we read in the New York Times and the Washington Post or what we see on CNN and Fox News.

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World passively watching as Israel perpetrates open-ended massacre in Gaza



The Israeli army, which can be called the Jewish Wehrmacht given its Nazi-like behavior, continues to pound the Gaza Strip from ground, sea and air. According to sources in Gaza, virtually all targets hit so far are civilians.

As many as 3500 Palestinians, virtually all of them civilians, have been reported killed so far. Thousands others were injured, many sustaining life-threatening wounds.

The scenes of mutilated and maimed children, some of whose bodies are seen protruding through the rubble of their homes, destroyed by missiles fired by American-supplied F-16 fighter jets, seem to verify the view that Israel is targeting Palestinian civilians in Gaza knowingly and deliberately.

Israeli leaders and military officials are openly gloating over the high death toll among Palestinian civilians. They blame Hamas for the orgy of killing. However, virtually all Palestinians don’t buy the Israeli logice.

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As we all know, this is not the first time Israel indulges in such war crimes.

Israel has always been a regular perpetrator of war crimes . Indeed, one would exaggerate very little by arguing that Israel itself is a war crime or a crime against humanity.

I am not going to spend time refuting Israeli hasbara lies, blaming Hamas for the latest conflagration. Having been a vigilant observer of Israeli behavior for several decade , I can honestly argue that honesty and Israel can not really be used in the same sentence. Israel and honesty are an eternal oxymoron.

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As always, Israel violated the uneasy truce reached through Egyptian mediation in 2002. Israeli leaders, proceeding from the Talmudic ideology which views all non-Jews as lesser human beings or virtual animals, don’t feel bound by agreements or treaties reached with “Goyem.

People in the west, long duped and brainwashed by Zionist propaganda, may raise they eyebrows when reading these words. But we who live with these Judeo-Nazis and have been at the receiving end of their murderousness and evilness know better.

We don’t need and won’t accept lectures about the “humanity and civility” of the N-a-z-i-s of our time.

Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza don’t constitute an existential threat to Israel, which has one of the strongest military machines in the world.

Read Also: Hamas: A convenient red herring for Jewish Nazism

In fact, the claim that Gaza is threatening Israel is infinitely ridiculous. The thoroughly-starved and hermetically blockaded Gazans have a hard time feeding their children, let alone pose any meaningful threat to the N-a-z-i Germany of our time, a pugnacious state that more or less tightly controls the most powerful country under the sun, the United States.

It is sad and lamentable that a country of 320 million has allowed itself to be enslaved by Zionist pressure groups, hell-bent on prostituting America and eviscerating it of any semblance of morality for Israel’s sake.

Palestinians have resist Jewish terror

But the Palestinians can not take their very survival for granted. They can’t rely on the so-called international community to shield them against Jewish N-a-z-i-s-m.

Indeed, if the Palestinians don’t defend themselves, who is going to defend them? Obama? Merkel? Or Puten?

Hence, the valiant Palestinian determination to put up a semblance of resistance to the Jewish Wehrmacht. The Israeli assault on Gaza is not an assault on Hamas; It is rather a nefarious aggression against the entire Palestinian people. It is intended to break our people’s will to resist Israeli Nazism. Pure and simple.

To put the matter in a nutshell, the Palestinians in Gaza are simply defending themselves against an overwhelming evil force that is hell bent on ethnically cleansing them and stealing their motherland. Our fighters don’t fire their home-made missiles on Israel because they want to spill Jewish blood. They do it because this is the only means they possess to deter a cannibalistic enemy that can only feel good if and when it spills Palestinian blood.

Besides, the problem with Israel didn’t begin last week or last year.

Just remember that many of the people being now bombarded and murdered by the Jewish Wehrmacht are actually children, grand children and great grand children of the original Palestinian refugees that Israel massacred or brutally expelled out of their homes when the evil state was created in Palestine in 1948.

Hence, the Palestinians in Gaza can not really be terrorists if only because they were never the initiator of violence and terror. The Palestinians were living peaceably in their towns and villages, mostly leading a simple pastoral life until waves of Khazari Jews, who had no real connection with the ancient Israelites, invaded Palestine with the aid of Western countries, especially the evil empire, the United Kingdome.

Yes, it was Britain that put the venomous Jewish snake in the bed of the Palestinian child. Britain, as Noam Chomsky wisely said, can not claim innocence or argue that it didn’t know the snake was so poisonous.

Gaza Massacre: Surviving by dying

Today, Palestinians are sacrificing their lives for their freedom, dignity and survival. This is what they have always been doing from time immemorial. We are very much children of martyrs who were themselves children of martyrs. We survived despite a harsh history of plots and conspiracies that aimed to eradicate us as a people from the face of earth.

We in Gaza will survive the latest Israeli blitz as well

However, the world community ought to feel ashamed for watching the Nazi Germany of our time gang up on a defenseless people in Gaza whose only crime is that it is not part of “the holy tribe,”

This conspicuously immoral world , which doesn’t respect any modicum of respect, will surely have a precarious future. It will face ultimate demise.

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