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

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 Read More…