AWESOME THING OF THE DAY: THE SOLAR ORBITER MISSION HAS BEEN SELECTED BY ESA.
"Solar Orbiter is not so much about taking high-resolution pictures of the Sun, although we'll get those; it's about getting close and joining up what happens on the Sun with what happens in space," explained Tim Horbury from Imperial College London* and one of Solar Orbiter's lead scientists.
"The solar wind and coronal mass ejections - these big releases of material coming off the Sun; we don't know precisely where they're coming from, and precisely how they're generated. Solar Orbiter can help us understand that."
YESSSSS WE ARE GOING TO THE SUN WITH MAGNETOMETERS AND ELECTRON ANALYSERS AND OTHER SCIENCEY GIZMOS AND WE WILL FIGURE OUT HOW IT WORKS HO YES WE WILL
* He's ours (Space Physics)! Bouncy Tim!