The Parker Solar Probe

January 28, 2022

Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe becomes the first-ever spacecraft to enter the sun’s upper atmosphere. This part of the sun is called the “corona” and can reach temperatures of about 2 million degrees Celsius. It is made of very tough material to withstand high temperatures. It was launched in 2018 and just touched the sun 2 days ago, so it is a very big deal in the space field. Its max speed is 430-thousand miles per hour and it weighs 685 kg. It was a very risky and costly spacecraft, it costs over 1.5 billion dollars!

Related Stories:

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/nasa-enters-the-solar-atmosphere-for-the-first-time-bringing-new-discoveries

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/14/world/nasa-parker-solar-probe-sun-scn/index.html

https://futurism.com/the-byte/nasa-probe-touch-sun

 

 

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