NASA, ESA to Release First Images from Solar Orbiter Mission

ESA/NASA's Solar Orbiter is returning its first science data, including images of the Sun taken from closer than any spacecraft in history. Credits: ESA/ATG Medialab

Scientists from NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) will release the first data captured by Solar Orbiter, the joint ESA/NASA mission to study the Sun, during an online news briefing at 8 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 16. The briefing will stream live on NASA’s website. In mid-June, Solar Orbiter made its first close pass of the … Read more