Artist's impression of Ulysses approacing the Sun

Artist's impression of Ulysses approacing the Sun

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Credit: JULIAN BAUM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Artist's impression of the Ulysses spacecraft approaching the Sun. Due for launch by the space shuttle in October 1990, Ulysses will study the Sun & interplanetary medium out of the plane of the Solar System. The spacecraft's initial trajectory will take it on a 14-month flight to Jupiter, where the giant planet's gravity will be used as a slingshot to hurl the spacecraft out of the plane of the Solar System & back towards the Sun. Two & a half years later its orbit will take it over both of the Sun's poles. In this artwork, solar prominences erupt from the Sun's surface; the darker areas on the face of the Sun are sunspots.

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Keywords: astronomical research, astronomy, astrophysics, international solar polar miss, satellite, satellites, solar, solar polar mission, sun, ulysses spacecraft

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