A JOINT venture between the European
Space Agency and the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA), us, has led to the launching of
the us $1 billion Solar and Helioscopic
Observatory (SOHO) from Cape
Canaveral in the us. The main focus of
SOHO will be on recording information
about the largest star in the galaxy - the
Instruments aboard SOHO, which was launched last month, will study the sun's light and try to unravel the mystery behind the solar wind which sweeps the earth and sometimes disrupts communications. According to SOHO's Richard Harrison, "We should be able to understand better our star, the sun, and its influence on our planet, the Earth."
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