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This image from Parker Solar Probe's WISPR (Wide-field Imager for Solar Probe) instrument shows a coronal streamer, seen over the east limb of the Sun on Nov. 8, 2018, at 1:12 a.m. EST. Coronal streamers are structures of solar material within the Sun's atmosphere, the corona, that usually overlie regions of increased solar activity. The fine structure of the streamer is very clear, with at least two rays visible. Parker Solar Probe was about 16.9 million miles from the Sun's surface when this image was taken. The bright object near the center of the image is Jupiter, and the dark spots are a result of background correction. Credits: NASA/Naval Research Laboratory/Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe snaps its first image from inside Sun’s atmosphere

NASA's Parker Solar Probe is on the mission to enlight the physics of our star, the Sun. From Oct. 31 to Nov. 11, 2018, Parker Solar...
Illustration of Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. Credit: ​NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben

Parker Solar Probe reports good status after close solar approach

Parker Solar Probe recently made a history by being the closest ever approach to the Sun by a human-made object. Parker Solar Probe is alive...
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Parker Solar Probe breaks record, becomes closest spacecraft to Sun

On 29 October 2018, at 1:04 pm EDT (17:04 UTC), Parker Solar Probe just made a history by making the closest ever approach to...
Parker Solar Probe completed its first flyby of Venus on Oct. 3, 2018, during a Venus gravity assist, where the spacecraft used the planet's gravity to alter its trajectory and bring it closer to the Sun. Credits: NASA/JHUAPL

Parker solar probe changed the game before it even launched

On Oct. 3, 2018, Parker Solar Probe performed the first significant celestial maneuver of its seven-year mission. As the orbits of the shuttle and Venus...
Delta IV Heavy Lifts off for Parker Solar Probe Mission

NASA successfully launches the mission to touch the Sun

Parker Solar Probe is a planned NASA's robotic spacecraft to probe the outer corona of the Sun. It will approach to within 8.86 solar...
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Traveling to the Sun: Why won’t Parker solar probe melt?

This summer, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere. The main objective of the mission is...
Artist’s concept of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. The spacecraft will fly through the Sun’s corona to trace how energy and heat move through the star’s atmosphere. Credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL

NASA invites media to view launch of mission to “Touch the Sun”

In order to revolutionize our understanding of the sun, NASA made an announcement about their mission to 'Touch the Sun'. For, that, they designed a spacecraft...