langue fr ESA - 19/05/2022

Can you spot the solar hedgehog? #shorts

Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and @NASA.

Solar Orbiters closest approach to the Sun, known as perihelion, took place on 26 March. The spacecraft was inside the orbit of Mercury, at about one-third the distance from the Sun to the Earth, and its heatshield was reaching around 500°C. But it dissipated that heat with its innovative technology to keep the spacecraft safe and functioning.

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