Solar Orbiter

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Will the Biblical Star of Bethlehem appear in the sky ahead of Christmas?

On December 21, our solar system's two biggest planets will come within close proximity of one another, in what is known as a great conjunction.

NASA and ESA set to launch Solar Orbiter on mission towards the sun

Normally, when scientists study the sun it rotates past them making it impossible to follow the desired area, however, 'SolO' will be able to hover over and follow one section of the sun.

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