vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news
vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news

Travel + Places

June 16, 2020 - The European Space Agency

Solar Orbiter makes first close approach to the Sun

Solar Orbiter makes first close approach to the Sun
NASA Solar OrbitorFile Photo / © Photabulous

ESA’s Sun-exploring mission Solar Orbiter has made its first close approach to the star on June 15, getting as close as 77 million kilometres to its surface, about half the distance between the Sun and Earth.

In the week following this first perihelion, the point in the orbit closest to the Sun, the mission scientists will test the spacecraft’s ten science instruments, including the six telescopes on-board, which will acquire close-up images of the Sun in unison for the first time. According to ESA’s Solar Orbiter Project Scientist Daniel Müller, the images, to be released in mid-July, will be the closest images of the Sun ever captured.

Continue Reading at:

The European Space Agency

Travel + Places Featured Stories

More Travel + Places News

Got a News Tip?
Please email the URL and your comments directly to our editor. Thank you!

Popular in Travel + Places

    “In my work with the defendants (at the Nuremberg Trials 1945-1949) I was searching for the nature of evil and I now think I have come close to defining it. A lack of empathy. It’s the one characteristic that connects all the defendants, a genuine incapacity to feel with their fellow men.
    Evil, I think, is the absence of empathy.
    Captain G. M. Gilbert
    American Military, Chief Psychologist, Nuremberg trials

    Some photos and photo services
    generously donated by Photabulous


    Fabulous Photos