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EU Sending a Probe To the Sun

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    Last Updated: October 5, 2011

    First time accepted submitter Mindflux0 writes “The European Union is going forward with the proposed Solar Orbiter, a space probe designed to study the sun. The probe will orbit closer to the sun than any other man-made object at a sizzling 42 million km. It’s planned to launch in 2017 for close to a billion euros.”

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