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solar probe

[′sō·lər ′prōb]
(aerospace engineering)
A space probe whose trajectory passes near the sun so that instruments on board may detect and transmit back to earth data about the sun.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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