Now, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, a small, scorching-resistant spacecraft about the size of a small car is.And it broke two wild records, breaking the previous championship, which also happened with NASA’s Parker Solar Probe.
The rover, launched in August 2018 for missions to study the Sun, flew closer and closer to our solar system’s incinerators, using the planet Venus as a catapult on April 29, while it was closest to the Sun (called As “Perihelion”), Parker is traveling at an insurmountable speed enough to cycle the Earth 13 times in an hour.
ParkerBack in February 2020:
- Fastest man-made object: 244,255 mph (393,044 km / h).
- Nearest spacecraft: 11.6 million miles (18.6 million kilometers)
But now those records have been overtaken. The new record is at:
- Fastest man-made object: 330,000 mph (532,000 km / h).
- Nearest spacecraft: 6.5 million miles (10.4 million kilometers)
This is a strong record to keep, and this is not the end either. Parker will likely break his own record later this year when it uses another Venus to catapult closer to the sun. Perihelion is expected on Nov. 21.
Parker has revealed some of the great mysteries of the sun. In December 2019Pull back the (incredibly bright) veil on the charged particles and the plasma dynamics of the Sun’s outer atmosphere.
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