The Park Probes Solar Probe, launched on August 12, 2018, should be sent to the sun.
In the next seven years, the unit must replace the 24 lanes around the star, each time approaching her (in one of the next cases, he will be from the sun at a distance of about six million miles).
In September, NASA released the first image of Parker Solar Probe. Now the agency has shared a photo made by the probe on 25 and September, where one can see that the earth is the bright spot among the innumerable stars. The image was taken by the camera WISPR (Wide Field Imager for Solar Probe), which used the camera primarily to capture the structure of the upper solar atmosphere ̵
1; corona, reports bigmir.
When Parker Solar Probe made this picture, he was about 43 million miles from the ground. Since then he was already flying near Venus – she helped the probe adjust the path so that he could approach the sun close enough. First, closer to Sun Solar Probe Parker, according to plans, must perform on October 31: it is expected that the device will be studying the star until November 11th.
We will remind that five thousand robots will study dark energy.