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Solar Orbiter facing the Sun close up

Date: 02 October 2017
Satellite: Solar Orbiter
Copyright: Spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Sun: NASA/SDO/ P. Testa (CfA)

Artist's impression of ESA's Solar Orbiter in front of the Sun (not to scale).

The Sun is based on an image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, and has been adapted for this artistic view.

Solar Orbiter is an ESA-led mission with NASA participation.

Last Update: 02 October 2017

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