Solar Orbiter Makes Closest Approach to Venus Yet Written 4 January 2021


Solar Orbiter | NASA

BBC News reported that the Solar Orbiter, a joint mission between NASA and the European Space Agency, made its closest approach to Venus on December 27, coming within 4,700 miles of Venus’ atmosphere. The Solar Orbiter “will use some of its tools to record the magnetic and particle environment around the planet.” The “next close approach of Venus is expected to be in August 2021.”
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