Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe survives close encounter with sun to send home surprising findings squib

Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe, having survived its closest encounter so far with the sun, has sent back a “spectacular trove” of data on its corona, the super-hot outer edge of its atmosphere, scientists said Wednesday.The car-sized probe, launched in August last year, will come within some 6 million kilometres (4 million miles) of the sun’s surface during a series of fly-bys at other distances and trajectories over seven years.It is hoped it will allow a better understanding of the solar wind and…
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