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  • Why Do Sun-Gazing Spacecraft Get Cloudy Vision?

    Why Do Sun-Gazing Spacecraft Get Cloudy Vision?

    Earth’s host star can be quite temperamental, compelling astronomers to launch satellites and probes on missions to keep a close watch of the Sun’s massive flares. But instruments pointed towards the Sun have a tendency to acquire cloudy vision as the result of a mysterious layer that’s puzzled scientists for years.