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Solar-B Launch
09.22.06
Solar-B, an international mission to study the sun,  launches from Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima, Japan.

Solar-B, an international mission to study the sun, launches from Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima, Japan. In orbit, Solar-B's newly given nickname is "Hinode" -- or sunrise.

Image credit: JAXA

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