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What the Sun Looks Like Up Close, Parker's First Look at the Corona

Parker Solar Probe made its journey to the sun about four months ago and it has now reached its destination:

One of the first images NASA’s Parker Solar Probe took during its close encounter with the sun shows a streamer of plasma in the outer solar atmosphere, or corona. The probe took this image November 8 at a distance of about 27 million kilometers from the sun’s surface. The bright dot below the streamer is Jupiter.

With this voyage, we will try to understand the nature of the solar atmosphere and the emissions coming out of the sun like solar flares among other things.

Read more about in on Science News.

(Image credit: Parker Solar Probe/NASA)

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