Tech & Science Nasa probe aims to discover secrets of the Sun

09:55  07 december  2019
09:55  07 december  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

NASA's probe soaring near sun reveals surprises about solar wind

  NASA's probe soaring near sun reveals surprises about solar wind NASA's probe soaring near sun reveals surprises about solar windWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Troves of new data from a NASA probe's close encounters with the sun are giving scientists unique insight about the solar wind and space weather more generally as the spacecraft zooms through the outermost part of the star's atmosphere.

A NASA probe has helped scientists get a deeper understanding of how solar winds work sparking researcher papers from the University of California NASA probe gets closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft, helping scientists uncover the secrets of solar winds. The Parker Solar Probe

NASA 's Parker Solar Probe has passed through the outer atmosphere of the sun , and now we get to see For example, the probe found that researchers were wrong about how the sun aims its blasts of Scientists knew that the sun 's magnetic field tugged on winds as they made their way out of the

ANU Cosmologist Dr Brad Tucker says a recent Nasa Solar probe has been sent “pretty much, closer than anything has gone before” to the outer edge of the Sun’s atmosphere.

Nasa's Parker Solar Probe has been sent on a mission to capture imagery of the constant outflow of material and solar winds from the Sun.

Dr Tucker said the mission aims to try and “figure out why or where” does “solar wind” come from.

Dr Tucker said another aim of this mission is “to have a better understanding of our star, the Sun”.

However, as Dr Tucker said, it is “challenging to observe the Sun, up close”.

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The Geminids meteor shower peaks this weekend, with hundreds of multicoloured shooting stars. Here's how to spot them. .
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