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Probes to the Sun

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The sun is the most massive object in our solar system, accounting for 99.8% of the entire mass of the system. Still, we really don't understand it. The various probes are to study and learn more about our life giving star.

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Hear the sounds of a solar flare (X17.2) as recorded by University of Iowa Professor and Space Physicist Don Gurnett using NASA's Cassini spacecraft (enroute to Saturn) on October 28, 2003.


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