We truly live on the verge of a remarkable new era of space exploration, colliding with SpaceX rockets almost every month and circulating around the Milky Way, amazing images of asteroids, comets, planets, moons and our own radiant sun Let’s capture.
With all the activity and media coverage of these spacecraft and probes, it is easy to become indifferent or indifferent to data and photos and send their missions back to Earth. So let’s pause for a moment and see these shiny new photos from NASA / ESA’s Solar Orbiter in the sky as it explores our solar system, studying our solar system.
The new video footage below, pieced together with a series of photographs, depicts an incredibly rare cosmic tableau of Earth, Mars and Venus, winking from beyond us even with the faint light of Uranus.
These inspiring images were obtained on November 18, 2020 by installing a Solohi camera in a solar orbiter. Venus (left), Earth (middle), and Mars (right) are clearly visible in the foreground, with a tapestry of bright stars in the background, all captured, while the spacecraft revolves around the sun is. Eagle-eyed astronomers also noted that Uranus shares the stage near the bottom edge.
“The Solar Orbiter is the most complex scientific laboratory built to study the sun and the solar wind, taking images of our star up close before any spacecraft,” ESA researchers said. The solar orbiter heliocephalic imager (SOLOHI) is one of the mission’s six remote-sensing devices. During the cruise phase, these are still being calibrated during specific periods, but are otherwise discontinued. “
Venus, Earth and Mars make slight changes to the field-of-view of the Solohi instrument. Venus is the brightest object, hovering about 30 million miles from the solar orbiter. When the shots were taken that day, Earth’s distance was 156 million miles and 206 million miles from Mars. Away Uranus is the only point located near the official time code.
ESA scientists reported that at the time of recording, the solar orbiter was on its way to Venus for its first gravitational aid flyby, which took place on 27 December. “Venus and Earth will bring the flybys spacecraft closer to the Sun and tilt its orbit to observe our star from different perspectives.”