Listen: The Parker Solar Probe Gives Us A New Glimpse Of The Sun
"Launched in August two thousand eighteen. The Parker solar probe is already Eddie well into its third orbit around the Sun. The spacecraft carries four suites of scientific instruments to gather data on the particles solar wind plasma magnetic fields and structures in the corona our son's hot outer atmosphere Accustom Heat Shield and unique autonomous a system. Protect the mission from the Sun's intense light while allowing the coronal material took touch the spacecraft. The probe was designed to withstand temperatures. There's greater than a million degrees Fahrenheit without melting. The Parker solar probe is the first NASA mission to be named for a living person. Eugene Parker the physicist who developed initial theories about the solar wind and now the information learned from these close encounters will help scientists unravel. Pull the physics that make the temperatures in the corona hotter than the solar surface below for innovation. Now I'm Jennifer."