NASA’s spacecraft The Parker Solar Probe has ‘touched’ the sun for the first time. This probe dives into the sun’s atmosphere (Corona), which has remained untouched so far. Indian scientists have played a very important role in this mission of NASA.
NASA scientists announced this spectacular achievement during a meeting of the American Geophysical Union on Thursday. Actually, Parker Solar Probe had passed through Corona during its 8th journey from the Sun in the month of April.
Scientists said that it took several months to get the data they got from this probe and after that, it took several months to confirm it. “It’s interesting and interesting,” said Nour Raoufy, a scientist for the project at Johns Hopkins University.
This probe was sent in the year 2018. When Parker first crossed the solar atmosphere and the oncoming solar winds, he was at a distance of 13 million kilometers from the center of the Sun.
- NASA’s Spacecraft The Parker Solar Probe has ‘touched’ the sun for the first time
- This probe dives into the atmosphere of the sun (Corona), which has remained untouched till now.
- On Thursday, NASA scientists announced this spectacular achievement of Parker.
Parker Solar Probe’s speed is 100 km per second
During this, he had dived three times inside Corona. Scientists told that during this time the dive was very easy every time. “The first and most dramatic time was when we were down for 5 hours,” Justin Kasper of the University of Michigan told reporters. He said that Parker was traveling at a very high speed and during that time he covered a very long distance. During this, his speed was 100 km per second.
Kaspar said that the corona of the sun was filled with more dust than expected. More corona missions in the future will help scientists develop an understanding of the origin of solar wind. Along with this, it will also be known how it heats up and how it grows in space. Since the sun has no solid surface, the corona is where the action takes place.
completed his 10th journey near the sun
Preliminary data suggests Parker went inside the corona during his ninth visit in August, but scientists say more analysis is needed. Parker completed his 10th journey near the sun last month. Parker will continue to move closer to the Sun and will enter its orbit in the year 2025.