The Parker Solar Probe has completed its tenth rendezvous with the Sun. In the process, he set two new records -
Close encounter (also known as perihelion)occurred at 4:25 am Eastern Standard Time (8:25 UTC). The Parker Solar Probe has approached a record 8.5 million km from the sun's surface. The device will stay near the star until November 26, and then begin to move away.
Two records did not affect the work of the spaceship, now it is in normal condition, all systems are working. However, the probe has already begun to report on the potentially destructive effect of dust on the body and structural parts of the apparatus. From December 23, "Parker" will transmit scientific data to Earth, mainly concerning the properties and structure of the solar wind, as well as the dusty environment near the Sun.
Solar probe "Parker" - automaticNASA spacecraft to study the outer corona of the Sun. It is assumed that it will approach the "surface" of the Sun at a distance of 8.86 of the Sun's radius. The probe is named after the American astrophysicist Eugene Parker, who predicted the existence of the solar wind in 1958.
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