The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA’s Solar Orbiter will begin their formal science work in November, but scientists have been studying the data sent by it earlier.
Coronal Mass Ejection (ESA) in the Sun
The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA have sent a spacecraft to understand the movements of the Sun. This spacecraft has now captured the first pictures of solar blasts in the camera and sent it to the earth. The ESA and NASA are jointly conducting the ‘Solar Orbiter’ mission. This mission was launched in February 2020 and it came very close to our Sun twice. The closest contact in this was on 10 February. During this time it captured the incident of solar explosion.
The ‘Solar Orbiter’ will start its formal science work in November, but before that the data sent by it are being studied scientifically. Scientists have found something very special from the data collected by the orbiter when they got close to the Sun in February. Actually, this thing is two coronal mass ejections, which occur when the sun releases the flames present in its atmosphere into space. Though it looks beautiful, but it is very dangerous.
Speaking of #CMEs, the first @ESASolarOrbiter movies showing #CMEs, or coronal mass ejections, including during the spacecraft’s February perihelion pass, released today 👉 https://t.co/jYBGMZx3bJ #WeAreAllSolarOrbiters pic.twitter.com/JoQtsBCbu9
– ESA (@esa) May 17, 2021
Recorded video from the part of the Sun that does not appear from the Earth
Scientists told that at the time of solar explosion, ‘Solar Orbiter’ is the distance of our Earth from the Sun. It was half a distance from him and it was in the back of the Sun. The presence of an orbiter at this location means that it is that part of the sun, which scientists do not see at all from the earth. But it also means that it takes a lot of time for the data to reach the earth from there as well. Because of this, scientists are still investigating fully what the spacecraft has seen.
The first incident of filming the Sun’s waves
According to the ESA statement, the researchers already found some coronal mass ejection in the data of the spacecraft. During that time, this spacecraft was slightly away from the sun. But then scientists found evidence of two coronal mass ejections in three other instruments of the orbiter. These were the first events observed by the Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager (SoloHI) instrument to film the flow of waves emanating from the Sun. NASA reported that the data was collected by chance when SoloHI was observing through only one of its four detectors.
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