An artist’s rendition shows Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe approaching the sun. Image: Nasa via AP
An artist’s rendition shows Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe approaching the sun. Image: Nasa via AP
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Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe ‘touches’ the sun for the first time

  • The spacecraft plunged through the solar atmosphere known as the corona during its eighth close approach, dipping in and out at least three times
  • Exploring this magnetically intense region up close can help scientists better understand solar outbursts that can interfere with life on Earth

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An artist’s rendition shows Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe approaching the sun. Image: Nasa via AP
An artist’s rendition shows Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe approaching the sun. Image: Nasa via AP
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