Archive: Science Update: Parker Solar Probe Close Up View of the Sun’s Environment, November 18, 2021

Launched on 12 August 2018, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is venturing closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft. It is revolutionizing our understanding of the long-standing mysteries of the near-Sun environment. The new science data show new phenomena not seen before in the solar wind. Parker Solar Probe is showing us the path forward for heliophysics research.

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I find space really interesting so the entire presentation was interesting. I found it most interesting at the beginning when we talked about how the solar corona can affect the earth."
  • "I have not taught Earth Science topics for many years and this was a fabulous refresher for me."
  • "The webinar was informative. Hearing about how probes are structured and how they function was interesting. The images were fascinating!"

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