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A sun-skimming spacecraft captured video of a massive plasma eruption on the solar surface for the first time – Business Insider Australia

The sun’s outbursts can send plasma and electrically charged particles careening toward Earth. This solar probe is designed to study them.

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The sun is constantly bubbling and bursting. If eruptions on its surface are big enough, they can send billions of tons of plasma and electrically charged particles hurtling toward Earth.
To observe and study those kinds of explosions – called coronal mass ejections (CMEs) – NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Solar Orbiter probe in February 2020.
The probe made a close approach to our star this year, on February 10, when it flew within 48 million miles (77 million kilometers)…

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