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The Parker probe also approached the sun, becoming the closest spacecraft to 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 ever traveled faster than NASA’s Parker probe, which is a small-sized and fire-resistant spacecraft the size of a small car that practically “touches the sun.” These two new records in late April.
She reported that on April 29, as the probe approached the Sun and reached 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, the spacecraft will rise. 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. Venus may be the second planet after the sun, but its thick atmosphere prevents us from taking 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.
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