The Parker probe also approached the sun, To become the closest spacecraft to reach the sun, at a distance of 10.4 million kilometers. The probe itself had moved closer to 18.6 million kilometers from the sun earlier in its journey.
No object built with human hands has previously traveled faster than the agency’s Parker probe American NASAIt is a compact, incandescent spacecraft the size of a small car and practically “touching the sun”.
Data indicated US Space Agency “NASA”, that the probe Parker recorded these two new records in late April.
She reported that on April 29, during the probe approaching the Sun and reaching the closest possible point known as “perihelion,” Parker was traveling at a speed equal to the Earth’s rotation 13 times per hour.
By the end of the Parker probe mission in late 2025, it will rise Starship To be only 6 million kilometers from the surface of the sun.
And last February, the Parker probe was able to take very close-up pictures of Venus, the second planet away from the sun.
may be Venus The second planet after the Sun, but its thick atmosphere prevents us from getting a good look at its surface.
Parker, launched to study the sun’s outer layer, or corona, will meet Venus seven times during its 7-year mission.