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Japan launches satellite to study the Sun

A satellite designed to collect vital information about the Sun’s magnetic field successfully took off from Japan’s Uchinoura Space Centre early on Saturday local time. The Solar-B mission will attempt to understand how the field triggers solar flares and coronal mass ejections, which can cause communications blackouts on Earth. Data from the mission could even be used to predict when these massive explosions occur.

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