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NASA and ESA reveal 'closest-ever' pictures of the sun

The pictures Space Orbiter captured show "campfires" on the sun.

The first images from NASA and ESA's Solar Orbiter have revealed the "closest-ever" look at the sun on Thursday. 

"These unprecedented pictures of the sun are the closest we have ever obtained," said Holly Gilbert, NASA project scientist, in a release. "These amazing images will help scientists piece together the sun's atmospheric layers, which is important for understanding how it drives space weather near the Earth and throughout the solar system."

#SolarOrbiter has made its first close pass by the Sun, studying our star and space with a ...

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