Looking at the Sun

Looking at the Sun

On November 5, 2018, a Volkswagon-sized probe, shielded by four inches of carbon, passed closer to the Sun than any craft before it. Dipping within the corona more than 20 times over the next seven years, the Parker Solar Probe has front row seat on how our space weather is formed in our star’s atmosphere. I spoke with Dr. David McComas, who is leading one of the instrument suites onboard this probe and another mission exploring the space weather at the edge of the solar system, about what we’re still learning about our sun.

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