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'New kind' of explosion on Sun's surface charged by its magnetic field discovered by NASA's Parker probe
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'New kind' of explosion on Sun's surface charged by its magnetic field discovered by NASA's Parker probe

The Sun's magnetic field lines are in constant flux — snapping and realigning in an explosive, natural process researchers still don't understand all too well.

Why is the Sun’s atmosphere hotter than the surface? Parker probe's data likely to find out
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Why is the Sun’s atmosphere hotter than the surface? Parker probe's data likely to find out

The intensity of flipping magnetic field Parker observed near the sun could play a key role in solar wind & heating the corona.

One year in, NASA's Parker Probe returns clues to long-held mysteries about solar wind, sun's atmosphere
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One year in, NASA's Parker Probe returns clues to long-held mysteries about solar wind, sun's atmosphere

One of Parker's interesting findings is that strong waves of charged particles from the Sun flips the direction of its magnetic field periodically.

NASA's Parker survives Sun's extreme heat after making its first close approach
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NASA's Parker survives Sun's extreme heat after making its first close approach

It will be weeks after the current solar encounter phase before science data is downlinked to Earth.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe breaks record to become closest man-made object to the Sun
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NASA's Parker Solar Probe breaks record to become closest man-made object to the Sun

The probe begins its solar approach on 31 Oct, reaching the closest point to the Sun on 5 Nov.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to swing by Venus on its way to the Sun on 3 Oct
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to swing by Venus on its way to the Sun on 3 Oct

Parker is set to make 24 dips in and out of the Sun's corona over its mission period of seven years.

NASA's Parker solar probe returns first images from its journey to the Sun
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NASA's Parker solar probe returns first images from its journey to the Sun

The probe has beamed back first-light data from each of its four instruments: NASA

NASA blasts off historic Parker Solar Probe mission to 'touch the Sun'
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NASA blasts off historic Parker Solar Probe mission to 'touch the Sun'

The unmanned PArker Probe aims to get closer than any human-made object to the center of our solar system.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe blasts off on epic journey to unveil secrets of the Sun
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NASA's Parker Solar Probe blasts off on epic journey to unveil secrets of the Sun

The probe is designed to plunge into the Sun's atmosphere during a seven-year mission.

What the Parker Solar Probe is chasing on it's 7-year-long study of our Sun
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What the Parker Solar Probe is chasing on it's 7-year-long study of our Sun

The probe will weave through the corona 24 times to study its uneven composition