These videos from a space prob flying past the sun Are truly out of this world


Secret of the universe

A spacecraft looping around the Sun has made its first close approach – and filmed the encounter in glorious detail.

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Solar Orbiter entered the close encounter, known as perihelion, on 26 March, coming in at a distance of around 48 million kilometers (30 million miles), inside the orbit of Mercury.


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