European Space Agency Solar Orbiter Takes Closest Ever Pictures of the Sun


And NASA spacecraft has snapped the closest pictures ever taken of the sun and lift on solar orbiter was launched from Cape Canaveral in February. The high resolution images of the first it's sent back vibrant swirls of yellow and dark, smoky gray, including one area of the sun's outer atmosphere that had been known as the quiet Corona, meaning that nothing is supposed to happen here. David Bergmans with the Royal Observatory of Belgium, It's amazing in the smallest details. How much stuff is going on there. The images forced Bergmans and fellow scientists to come up with a new vocabulary for it all, and we started giving it crazy names like campfires and dark fiber, ALS on ghosts and whatever we saw the orbiter was about halfway between the Earth and sun when it took the pictures last month, some 48 million miles away. I'm Ben Thomas and I'm

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