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Solar Orbiter’s first views of the Sun
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Solar Orbiter's first views of the Sun: image gallery

16/07/2020 95954 views 269 likes
ESA / Science & Exploration / Space Science / Solar Orbiter

ESA's Solar Orbiter, launched on 10 February 2020, performed its first close approach to the Sun in mid-June, capturing unique views of our nearest star. No other images of the Sun have been taken from such a close distance, enabling scientists to catch a glimpse of new, interesting phenomena.

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Closer than ever: Solar Orbiter’s first views of the Sun
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The many faces of the Sun from Solar Orbiter’s EUI and PHI instruments
The many faces of the Sun from Solar Orbiter’s EUI and PHI instruments
Solar Orbiter’s first views of the Sun
Solar Orbiter’s first views of the Sun
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Sunlight, magnetic fields and movement revealed by the PHI instrument on Solar Orbiter
Sunlight, magnetic fields and movement revealed by the PHI instrument on Solar Orbiter
Solar Orbiter’s first view of the Sun’s corona
Solar Orbiter’s first view of the Sun’s corona
Solar Orbiter’s view of the Sun’s corona and beyond
Solar Orbiter’s view of the Sun’s corona and beyond
Combining remote-sensing and in situ measurements
Combining remote-sensing and in situ measurements
Solar Orbiter first images and measurements
Solar Orbiter first images and measurements

The full Solar Orbiter First Images photo gallery is available here.