Sun  ID: 14045

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Touches The Sun For The First Time

For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has now flown through the Sun’s upper atmosphere – the corona – and sampled particles and magnetic fields there.

The new milestone marks one major step for Parker Solar Probe and one giant leap for solar science. Just as landing on the Moon allowed scientists to understand how it was formed, touching the very stuff the Sun is made of will help scientists uncover critical information about our closest star and its influence on the solar system.

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https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/nasa-enters-the-solar-atmosphere-for-the-first-time-bringing-new-discoveries


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Scientists:
Nour Raouafi (Johns Hopkins University/APL)
Justin Kasper (University of Michigan)
Stuart Bale (University of California, Berkeley)
Kelly Korreck (Johns Hopkins University/APL)
Adam Szabo (NASA/GSFC)

Producer:
Joy Ng (KBRwyle)

Writer:
Mara Johnson-Groh (Wyle Information Systems)

Animators:
Jonathan North (KBRwyle)
Ben Smith (Johns Hopkins APL)

Data Visualizer:
Tom Bridgman (GST)

Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Parker Solar Probe

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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Corona
NASA Science >> Sun
SVS >> Alfven Waves
SVS >> Parker Solar Probe