For The First Time in History, a Spacecraft Has 'Touched' The Sun
U.S. · SCIENCE
December 15, 20214 min read845 words
Published: December 15, 2021  |  4 min read845 words
In an incredible historic first, a human-made spacecraft has swooped in and made contact with the Sun. On 28 April 2021, NASA's Parker Solar Probe actually flew into and through the solar corona, the upper atmosphere of the Sun. Not only did it live to tell the tale – proving the...
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Dec 15
Very interesting story about this spacecraft being able to touch the sun's surface and go "inside the plasma". I'd guess this is one of the successful trips to know the sun, and it's curious that the conditions were quieter inside it than the surrounding solar atmosphere. I hope we have better pictures of it soon and I'm already wanting to watch a good sci-fi being realisti about the sun surface.
Dec 15
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