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Two Missions Will Go Closer to Our Star Than Ever Before

16 May 2018, 14:07 UTC
Two Missions Will Go Closer to Our Star Than Ever Before Spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Sun: NASA/SDO/P. Testa (CfA)

Two upcoming missions will soon take us closer to the Sun than we’ve ever been before, providing our best chance yet at uncovering the complexities of solar activity in our own solar system and shedding light on the very nature of space and stars throughout the universe. Together, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and ESA’s (the European Space Agency) Solar Orbiter may resolve decades-old questions about the inner workings of our nearest star.

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