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Solar Orbiter (ESA)

To perform close-up, high-resolution studies of our Sun and inner heliosphere, Solar Orbiter is intended to brave the fierce heat and carry its telescopes to just one-quarter of Earth's distance from our nearest star.


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Paulett Liewer
Astrophysics & Space Sciences
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Marco Velli
Interstellar and Heliospheric Physics