is meant to fill in a few of the gaps in our knowledge by taking images and other measurements, like readings of radio waves and magnetic fields, of some of the Sun’s most mysterious phenomena.
the portion of its 11-year cycle with the most turbulent activity. When it arrives in 2025, Solar Orbiter will have its best chance of viewing spectacular eruptions.
from Solar Orbiter’s latest flyby. ESA says more data from the craft’s 10 instruments will be available in the next few weeks. Then, comparisons with Earth-based observations could reveal even more.