Earlier this week, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe traveled through the Sun’s scorching corona without losing its wings! Withstanding the average temperature of 2 million degrees Fahrenheit, the probe was able to study the movement of particles within the Sun’s atmosphere. Researchers are hopeful that they will be able to observe only previously theorized physics and particle behavior over the next few flybys. The Parker Solar Probe flew by at distance of about 6.5 million miles away from the sun, with expectations to reach as close as 3.8 million miles. Now that’s some cool… hot science!
Check out the links below to learn more about the probe and its previous discoveries!
NASA Enters the Solar Atmosphere for the First Time, Bringing New Discoveries
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Touches The Sun For The First Time (YouTube)
Switchbacks Science: Explaining Parker Solar Probe’s Magnetic Puzzle