NASA’s daring Parker Solar Probe spacecraft zips past the sun again today

The Parker Solar Probe is ready to make its 11th close flyby of the sun during its quest to understand how our neighboring star works.

The plucky spacecraft, heavily shielded against the sun’s radiation and extreme heat, will dip to within 5.3 million miles (8.5 million kilometers) of the solar surface on Friday (Feb. 25). That’s about 14 times closer than the orbit of Mercury, our closest…

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News Source: https://www.space.com/parker-solar-probe-close-approach-february-2022

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