The Parker solar probe developed a speed of 532,000 km / h. This is a record

The Parker Solar Probe is NASA's robotic spacecraft for studying the Sun's outer corona.

It is supposed to come close toThe "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.

The design provides for the useheat shield made of carbon composite material. It reflects the energy of the star and keeps the device temperature stable. The probe uses a suite of onboard instruments to study high-energy particles in a star's atmosphere - the solar wind.

The spacecraft circled Venus several times,to use the planet's gravity and get closer to the sun. During this last approach, the probe approached the surface of the Sun within 10.4 million km. The previous maximum took place on January 17 and was 13.5 million km. Parker Solar Probe picks up speed this week

The Parker Solar Probe has now passed its eighthcircle around the Sun, and he was able to lift it closer and to higher speeds than any object ever created by mankind at 532,000 km / h, becoming the fastest object ever created.

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