The Parker probe Solar Probe was founded on August 12, 800
In the next seven years, the unit will replace the 24 orbits around the star as they move closer and closer to them (in one of the approaches, it will be at a distance of about six million kilometers from the Sun).
In September, NASA released the first photo of the Parker Solar Probe. Now, the agency has shown a photo of the probe on September 25 and September, where you can see that the earth is the brightest point among the countless stars. The photo was taken by the WISPR (Wide-Field Imager for Solar Probe) camera, which photographs the camera primarily to reveal the structure of the upper solar atmosphere ̵
. Since then he has been flying close to Venus – helping the probe adapt the trajectory so that it could approach the sun close enough. At first closer to the Sun Solar Probe, Parker will have to perform according to the plans on October 31: it is expected that the unit will study the star by 11 November.
We will remind that five thousand robots will study dark energy.