Solar Orbiter launched, telescope begins operating

Solar Orbiter launched, telescope begins operating

One of the most advanced science missions to study the sun -- the Solar Orbiter -- launched aboard an Atlas V rocket from Florida at 11:03 p.m. EST on Sunday from Cape Canaveral. The Orbiter is a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency. It will aim cameras and sensors at the sun’s polar regions for the first time. A new telescope in Hawaii also begins taking higher resolution photos.

bobby_5150 4 months

What happens to the sun in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

porcus 4 months

Definitely need better understanding of how the sun's dynamics work, how it influences it's magnetic fields, how this translates into space weather.

Seekster 4 months

Looking forward to seeing the data it gathers.

Deimantas 4 months

pretty sure it looks the same all around...?

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 4 months

What the Poles are doing there?

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