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Parker Solar Probe helps solve sun's super-heating mystery

Parker Solar Probe helps solve sun’s super-heating mystery

For more than a half-century, since the problem of coronal heating was discovered in the 1940s, astronomers have tried to establish why the Sun's...

Parker Solar Probe completes second close approach to the Sun

Launched on August 12, 2018, the probe has reached its perihelion, the second point on its orbit furthest from the Sun and is now...
Parker Solar Probe Nails First Orbit Of The Sun, Preps For Second Pass

Parker Solar Probe Nails First Orbit Of The Sun, Preps For Second Pass

NASA'S Parker Solar Probe has made its first orbit of our star, Sun and getting ready for the second. Launched on August 12, 2018, the...
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...

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