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The European Space Agency (ESA) has unveiled the closest-ever pictures of the sun, taken from the Solar Explorer space probe – a joint mission with US space a…

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The European Space Agency (ESA) has unveiled the closest-ever pictures of the sun, taken from the Solar Explorer space probe – a joint mission with US space agency NASA.
A picture taken from 77 million kilometres, about halfway between the sun and the Earth, showed swirling shapes on the corona, the outer part of the sun’s atmosphere.
“We are seeing a small part of the solar disc here, of the corona, which we essentially call the quiet corona, quiet meaning that nothing is supposed to happen h…

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