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Parker Solar Probe makes a second orbit of the Sun, captures solar wind on video

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio The Parker Solar Probe, launched last year, has completed its second orbit around the Sun. The results obtained from the mission have been very positive, according to Dr. Nicky Fox, Director of the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters, who said in a statement: “We’re […]

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The sun shakes the solar system with interplanetary shocks

[embedded content] The sun shakes the solar system by sending out dramatic interplanetary shocks, and NASA has observed these shocks for the first time. NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS) consists of four spacecraft which have been in orbit around Earth since 2015, moving through our planet’s magnetosphere to study a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection. The phenomenon […]

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Does a steam-powered spacecraft hold the key to exploring the solar system?

Over 19,000 known asteroids carrying an almost inconceivable wealth of resources are within our reach as they orbit the sun. They’re packed with elements like platinum, gold, palladium, and silver — untouched riches locked safely inside celestial treasure chests. Ryugu, a half-mile wide asteroid that poses a potential risk to Earth due to the proximity […]