Sun  ID: 13494

AGU 2019 - New Science from NASA's Parker Solar Probe Mission

Little more than a year into its mission, Parker Solar Probe has returned gigabytes of data on the Sun and its atmosphere. The very first science from the Parker mission is just beginning to be shared, and five researchers presented new findings from the mission at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union on Dec. 11, 2019. Their research hints at the processes behind both the Sun's continual outflow of material — the solar wind — and more infrequent solar storms that can disrupt technology and endanger astronauts, along with new insight into space dust that creates the Geminids meteor shower.

Speakers:

Nicholeen Viall - Research Astrophysicist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Tim Horbury - Professor of Physics, Imperial College London
Kelly Korreck - Astrophysicist, Head of Science Operations for SWEAP Suite, Harvard and Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Nathan Schwadron - Presidential Chair, Norman S. and Anna Marie Waite Professor, University of New Hampshire
Karl Battams - Computational Scientist, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
 

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Credits

Nicholeen Viall (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Timothy Horbury (Imperial College London): Scientist
Kelly Korreck (Johns Hopkins University/APL): Scientist
Nathan Schwadron (University of New Hampshire): Scientist
Karl Battams (Naval Research Laboratory): Scientist
Sarah Frazier (ADNET): Science Writer
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Producer
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Mission:
Parker Solar Probe

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