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NASA Enters the Solar Atmosphere for the First Time, Bringing New Discoveries

15/12/2021 05:57 PM | Click to read full article

For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has now flown through the Sun’s upper atmosphere – the corona.

Parker is making new discoveries that other spacecraft were too far away to see, including from within the solar wind – the flow of particles from the Sun that can influence us at Earth.