• NASA Spacecraft First to Enter Sun's Corona, Shoot Photos Up Close

    5 monthes ago - By Peta Pixel

    For the first time ever, a spacecraft has touched the sun. NASA has announced that the Parker Solar probe flew through the sun's upper atmosphere and captured “coronal streamers” up close, something only ever previously seen from afar.
    The Parker Solar Probe was launched in 2018 to examine the Sun by traveling closer to it than any spacecraft had ever done previously. Three years later, it finally has achieved that goal.
    “Parker Solar Probe ‘touching the Sun' is a monumental moment for solar science and a truly remarkable feat,” Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator for the Science...
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