The sun is so close and so far away from mankind, mankind’s knowledge of the sun is still limited. Therefore, the goal of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe (Parker Solar Probe) is to try to “contact” the sun, explore the unknown solar corona, and uncover the mystery of the sun for mankind. Unexpectedly, this goal could be achieved!
- NASA “Parker Solar Probe” successfully “touched” the sun
- The probe has successfully flew into the corona and is collecting particles and magnetic field samples there
- It will continue to approach the sun and penetrate deep into the corona until it enters its final mission orbit in 2025
NASA recently stated at the American Geophysical Union’s autumn meeting that the “Parker Solar Probe” has successfully flew into the corona, the upper atmosphere of the sun, and “touched” the sun. It is now collecting particles and magnetic field samples there. This is the first time in human history that a space probe has “touched” the sun. Astrophysicist Michael Stevens explained in “Science Daily” that the goal of this mission is to understand how the sun works, for which the “Parker Solar Probe” needs to cross the outer boundary called the Alfvén point. At present, the detector has passed the Alfvén point smoothly at least 3 times.
The “Parker Solar Probe” started in 2018, and it will continue to approach the sun and penetrate deep into the corona until it enters the Grand Finale Orbit (Grand Finale Orbit) in 2025.
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