Solar Orbiter

They’re In! The First Images From ESA’s Solar Orbiter

While actually walking on the sun is still just a dream of Smash Mouth fans, humanity has gotten a little…

3 months ago

Time-Lapse Video Reveals 10 Years of the Sun’s Life Crushed into One Stellar Hour

I forget the Sun is a star. I think we all do sometimes. It’s easy to take for granted. The…

3 months ago

Solar Orbiter is Already Starting to Observe the Sun

The ESA's Solar Orbiter, which took to space over earlier this month, recently sent back its first batch of data…

8 months ago

The ESA’s Solar Orbiter, a Mission That Will Chart the Unexplored Polar Regions of the Sun, Just Launched!

The ESA's Solar Orbiter launched earlier today on its five-year mission to study the Sun, which scientists hope will lead…

9 months ago

Two Spacecraft Will Get Closer to the Sun Than Ever Before

Two upcoming missions - NASA's Parker Solar Probe and the ESA's Solar Orbiter - will get closer to the Sun…

2 years ago

Why Don’t We Send Probes “Up” In The Solar System?

Wouldn't it be easier to see what’s outside the solar system if we just send out probes straight up? Dammit,…

5 years ago