NASA's mission to touch the sun is unraveling our star's mysteries

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NASA's mission to touch the sun is unraveling our star's mysteries

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Post by smp » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:48 pm

From CNN:
"(CNN) - Although the sun sits at the center of our solar system, mystery has surrounded the star and its behavior. In August 2018, NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe to draw closer to the sun than any satellite before. Now, the first data from the probe's initial close passes of the sun have revealed some of the star's strange activity."

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/04/world/pa ... index.html

I don't know how old this story may be - it says it was updated today. At any rate, I found it very interesting, as I knew pretty much nothing about the Parker Solar Probe mission, until now.

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Re: NASA's mission to touch the sun is unraveling our star's mysteries

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Post by notFritzArgelander » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:00 pm

It's current. Here's another link that has nice explanatory graphics.

https://phys.org/news/2019-12-parker-so ... e-sun.html
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