New spacecraft to be launched to take pictures of Sun’s poles

NASA, in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), will launch a new spacecraft to snap the first pictures of the Sun’s north and south poles. The Solar Orbiter spacecraft will be launched from Cape Canaveral in the U.S. on February 7, 2020. The spacecraft will use Venus’s and the Earth’s gravity will be used by the spacecraft to swing itself out of the ecliptic plane.

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