Solar Orbiter captured the Sun on video from as close as possible

(ORDO NEWS) — The Solar Orbiter spacecraft captured video of the Sun as it passed perihelion, at which point the probe passed 0.32 AU for the first time. from the sun.

It happened on March 27, 2022. The researchers note that at this time the device was inside the orbit of Mercury, and its heat shield heated up to 500 ° C. The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a 4K video of our star.

The images were taken by the Solar Orbiter ultraviolet thermal imager and show the Sun at a wavelength of 17 nm.

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