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The right side of this image — from WISPR’s inner telescope — has a 40-degree field of view, with its right edge 58.5 degrees from the Sun’s center. The left side of the image is from WISPR’s outer telescope, which has a 58-degree field of view and extends to about 160 degrees from the Sun. There is a parallax of about 13 degrees in the apparent position of the Sun as viewed from Earth and from Parker Solar Probe. Credit: NASA/Naval Research Laboratory/Parker Solar Probe

NASA’s mission to ‘touch the sun’ beams back first images

Just over a month into its mission, Parker Solar Probe has returned first-light data from each of its four instrument suites. This first-light data...
The custom shipping container holding NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is prepared for unloading from the C-17 of the United States Air Force’s 436th Airlift Wing after landing at Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida, on the morning of April 3, 2018. Credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman

NASA’s mission to touch the sun arrives in the sunshine state

In order to unlock the mysteries of the sun, NASA made an announced about their Parker Solar Probe mission. The main objective of the mission...