Sun satellite to be built in UK

British scientists are to build a satellite that will get closer to the Sun than ever before.

The Solar Orbiter will be made to stand temperatures of 500 degrees Celsius.

By getting closer to the Sun than the planet Mercury is, scientists hope the craft will help us learn more about our star's flow of energy.

A heatshield will be used to reduce the temperature within the spacecraft so the electronics still work.

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