Astro Bob: Venus — so hot it glows! – Duluth News Tribune

DULUTH — NASA launched the

Parker Solar Probe

in 2018 to the study the sun’s atmosphere. To dip so close to the home star it has to gradually reduce its speed, a feat achieved with the help of

gravity assists

from Venus. Close flybys of the planet reduce the spacecraft’s speed and direction, so it can orbit ever closer to…

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