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Solar Orbiter approaches Venus in a flyby, conducts some planetary observations
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Solar Orbiter approaches Venus in a flyby, conducts some planetary observations

Since this flyby was the Solar Orbiter's first tryst with Venus, the team wasn't what to expect and will take a few days to dig into the data the instruments gathered.

NASA-ESA Solar Orbiter mission spots 'campfires' in closest images ever taken of the Sun
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NASA-ESA Solar Orbiter mission spots 'campfires' in closest images ever taken of the Sun

Campfires, researchers say, could be tiny versions of solar flares or an entirely new phenomenon that isn't yet understood.

NASA, ESA joint solar orbiter mission launched; to study, photograph Sun's polar region
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NASA, ESA joint solar orbiter mission launched; to study, photograph Sun's polar region

The $1.5 billion spacecraft will join NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, launched one and a half years ago.

ESA to launch solar orbiter on 6 February, will look at the Sun's polar regions
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ESA to launch solar orbiter on 6 February, will look at the Sun's polar regions

The mission's goals are to find how our Sun works, investigate the Sun-Earth connection and help us understand space weather.