Items tagged with solar probe

In a first for humanity’s space race, a NASA probe has touched the Sun. The Parker Solar Probe flew through our sun's upper atmosphere, also known as the corona. Some might argue semantics, saying the probe didn’t actually “touch” the celestial body, although the sun is in fact not a solid mass. Regardless, it’s... Read more...
As the probe Solar Orbiter skims by Earth on its way toward the Sun, debris from the Russian anti-satellite missile test (ASAT) could endanger its mission.  On November 15th of this year, a Russian ASAT destroyed an out of service Russian satellite. This left behind a field of orbital debris and the international... Read more...