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Solar Orbiter to pass through the tails of Comet ATLAS

29 May 2020, 10:00 UTC
Solar Orbiter to pass through the tails of Comet ATLAS ESA/AOES

ESA’s Solar Orbiter will cross through the tails of Comet ATLAS during the next few days. Although the recently launched spacecraft was not due to be taking science data at this time, mission experts have worked to ensure that the four most relevant instruments will be switched on during the unique encounter.

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