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Europe's Proba-3 mission will create fake eclipses with lasers
The world’s first “precision formation flying” mission Proba-3 will see two satellites fly to form an external coronagraph in space, with one satellite eclipsing the Sun to allow the second to study the otherwise invisible solar corona. “We can keep the spacecraft aligned with each other and the Sun—formation flying—which will can do for six hours at a time,” said ESA's Andrei Zhukov.
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