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One Year, 2 Trips Around Sun for NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

August 13, 2019

Since NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched on Aug. 12, 2018, Earth has made a single trip around the…
Solving the sun’s super-heating mystery with Parker Solar Probe

June 5, 2019

It’s one of the greatest and longest-running mysteries surrounding, quite literally, our sun—why is its outer atmosphere hotter…
Solar Tadpole-Like Jets Seen With NASA’S IRIS Add New Clue to Age-Old Mystery

February 20, 2019

Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of regions with intense magnetic fields on the Sun. Unlike those…
First Image of the Sun from the Parker Solar Probe

December 17, 2018

It’s been 124 days since the Parker Solar Probe was launched, and several weeks since it made the…
Preparing for Discovery With NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

December 13, 2018

Weeks after Parker Solar Probe made the closest-ever approach to a star, the science data from the first…
Parker Solar Probe Reports Good Status After Close Solar Approach

November 8, 2018

Parker Solar Probe is alive and well after skimming by the Sun at just 15 million miles from…
Parker Solar Probe Breaks Record, Becomes Closest Spacecraft to Sun

October 30, 2018

Parker Solar Probe now holds the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object. The…
Parker Solar Probe Changed the Game Before it Even Launched

October 6, 2018

On Oct. 3, 2018, Parker Solar Probe performed the first significant celestial maneuver of its seven-year mission. As…
Three NASA Missions Return 1st-Light Data

September 22, 2018

NASA’s continued quest to explore our solar system and beyond received a boost of new information this week…
JPL Roles in NASA’s Sun-Bound Parker Solar Probe

August 28, 2018

The navigation for NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is led by the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California,…
Spacecraft to Speed Through Sun’s Atmosphere and Snag Solar Wind

August 18, 2018

One of these mysteries has to do with high-speed solar particles that zip toward Earth at close to…
The Sun is Actually One of the Most Difficult Places to Reach in the Solar System. Here is how the Parker Solar Probe Will Do It

August 14, 2018

When it comes to exploring our Solar System, there are few missions more ambitious than those that seek…
NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun

August 12, 2018

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to…
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is About to Lift Off

August 10, 2018

At 3:33 a.m. EDT on Aug. 11, while most of the U.S. is asleep, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center…
It’s Surprisingly Hard to Go to the Sun

August 9, 2018

The Sun contains 99.8 percent of the mass in our solar system. Its gravitational pull is what keeps…
Here comes the sun: New spacecraft to fly closer than ever before

August 8, 2018

On August 11, NASA’s newest mission, the Parker Solar Probe, will be launched. The event, which is scheduled…
Princeton-led instrument prepares to ‘kiss the sun’

August 8, 2018

The car-sized satellite will be carried by a Delta-IV Heavy rocket, one of the tallest rockets launched into…
Meet ISʘIS, heading to touch the sun

August 2, 2018

McComas, a professor of astrophysical sciences and the vice president of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, is the principal investigator for…
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and the Curious Case of the Hot Corona

July 28, 2018

Something mysterious is going on at the Sun. In defiance of all logic, its atmosphere gets much, much…
NASA Prepares to Launch Parker Solar Probe, a Mission to Touch the Sun

July 23, 2018

Early on an August morning, the sky near Cape Canaveral, Florida, will light up with the launch of…
Traveling to the Sun: Why Won’t Parker Solar Probe Melt?

July 22, 2018

This summer, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar…
Two Spacecraft Will Get Closer to the Sun Than Ever Before

May 26, 2018

Our understanding of distant stars has increased dramatically in recent decades. Thanks to improved instruments, scientists are able…
More Than 1.1 Million Names Installed on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

May 23, 2018

Throughout its seven-year mission, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will swoop through the Sun’s atmosphere 24 times, getting closer…
New Views of Sun: 2 Missions Will Go Closer to Our Star Than Ever Before

May 17, 2018

As we develop more and more powerful tools to peer beyond our solar system, we learn more about…
NASA’s Mission to Touch the Sun Arrives in the Sunshine State

April 7, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has arrived in Florida to begin final preparations for its launch to the Sun,…
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun – So Can You

March 25, 2018

How would you like to take an all-expenses-paid trip to the Sun? NASA is inviting people around the…
Media Invited to View NASA Spacecraft That Will Touch the Sun

March 22, 2018

Media are invited to view NASA’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 28,…
Public Invited to Come Aboard NASA’s First Mission to Touch the Sun

March 7, 2018

Want to get the hottest ticket this summer without standing in line? NASA is inviting people around the…
NASA Renames Solar Probe Mission to Honor Pioneering Physicist Eugene Parker

June 1, 2017

NASA has renamed the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft — humanity’s first mission to a star, which will launch…
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