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Solar Orbiter exploring the Sun's realm

Solar Orbiter exploring the Sun's realm


Date: 25 April 2012
Depicts: Solar Orbiter exploring the Sun's realm
Copyright: ESA/AOES

ESA's next generation Sun explorer, Solar Orbiter will be launched in 2017. It will investigate the connections and the coupling between the Sun and the heliosphere, a huge bubble in space created by the solar wind. The solar wind can cause auroras and disrupt satellite-based communication.

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