NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Becomes the Closest Spacecraft to Sun, Breaking Records

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The Parker Solar Probe now holds two records: Closest approach to the sun by a spacecraft and fastest human-made object relative to the Sun.

In the next seven years Parker Solar Probe will beat your own records and will be 6.16 million kilometers from the sun.

The NASA Parker Solar Probe made the closest ever approach of a man-made spacecraft to the sun on Monday, Oct. 29. At that time, the German-American probes "Helios 1" and "Helios 2", which were, however, with around 45 million kilometers a greater distance from the heat the ball began. Its final close approach in 2025 is expected to get within 3.83 million miles of the flaming gaseous orb.

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"It's been just 78 days since Parker Solar Probe launched, and we've now come closer to our star than any other spacecraft in history", Andy Driesman, the project manager for the probe with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, said in a statement. Again, it broke a record set by Helios 2. "We are proud of this event, although we continue to focus on our first solar meeting, which starts on 31 October".

The Parker Solar Probe will begin its first solar encounter on Wednesday, and will continue flying closer until it reaches the point closest to the Sun on November 5. Wayne has a flair for gathering data and information through extensive research efforts and has a strong set of skills to cover nearly any domain easily and produce reports that are easy to understand and aid in making well-informed decisions. Last April 17, 1976, approached the Sun at 43,4 million km. how many probe Parker surpassed standing 42 years of record, is not specified. If Parker Solar Probe can do this, this could be the biggest achievement of science in the world. It is a few million miles away from the centre of the Solar System.

Since its launch on August 12 from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, the probe has passed Venus and is heading closer to the Sun. NASA's Deep Space Network is helping scientists to recognize the speed and position of the spacecraft in the space. These observations will add key knowledge to NASA's efforts to understand the Sun, where changing conditions can propagate out into the solar system, affecting Earth and other worlds.

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