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NASA and ESA have released the closest ever images of the Sun, and they're mesmerizing

NASA and the European Space Agency have  released the amazing first images taken by the Solar Orbiter — including the closest pictures ever taken of our nearest star.

Launched on February 9, the Solar Orbiter is a joint project by NASA and the European Space Agency. Carrying six telescopes and four other instruments to monitor the surrounding environment, the spacecraft’s mission is to study the Sun, taking measurements to help scientists understand it. The Solar Orbiter completed its first close pass of the star in June, orbiting 77 million kilometers away — about halfway between us and the Sun.  Read more…

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