See the giant coronal ejection in the sun captured by the Solar Orbiter

The first coronal mass ejection observedWith the Solar Orbiter (SoloHI) heliospheric thermal imager, it looks like a sudden white flash that turns into the solar wind. The small black and white rectangles that are visible in the images are telemetry blocks, artifacts that occur when images are compressed for sending to Earth.

The images taken by the probe are the mostclose images of the Sun that humanity has been able to make. But soon a real competition will unfold near the Sun, as the Parker probe is approaching the Sun and NASA's EUNIS probe will soon be launched, which will explore the solar atmosphere.

Solar Orbiter is a joint missionEuropean Space Agency and NASA. It launched in February 2020 and reached the perihelion of its journey in about a year. A few days after it reached this point, a coronal mass ejection occurred, which was recorded by three instruments of the probe, as well as several space telescopes, which gave ESA and NASA researchers a unique opportunity to witness this event from different angles.

In addition, the coronal ejection was first analyzed with the latest instrument, the heliospheric imager.

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