How does a space-based solar telescope work?

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Astronomers use orbiting solar telescopes to observe the Sun using wavelengths of light that do not easily penetrate Earth’s atmosphere, or to observe subatomic particles like solar wind or coronal mass ejections that are blocked by Earth’s magnetic field. Like ground-based solar telescopes, these space-based solar telescopes are similar to other space telescopes; they are adjusted to accommodate the strong flux of both radiation and particles from their target.


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