NASA CRAFT ‘TOUCHES' SUN FOR 1ST TIME, DIVES INTO ATMOSPHERE
AppleMagazine|December 17, 2021
A NASA spacecraft has officially “touched” the sun, plunging through the unexplored solar atmosphere known as the corona.

Scientists announced the news during a meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

The Parker Solar Probe actually flew through the corona in April during the spacecraft’s eighth close approach to the sun. Scientists said it took a few months to get the data back and then several more months to confirm.

“Fascinatingly exciting,” said project scientist Nour Raouafiof at Johns Hopkins University.

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