NASA's Parker Solar Probe is a mission to explore the Crown of the Sun (essentially in the atmosphere), and the recent robotic spacecraft makes the nearest way to star. NASA shared a fascinating picture by Parker: the first ever picture was drawn up the inside Corona & Haul.
"[T]First-time science data for the sun means that it enters the hands of mission scientists, "said NASA." It's a moment that many in the field have been anticipating for years, thinking about what they will do with such unexpected data, which has the potential to throw a new light on the physics of our star, the Sun.
"Prope Solar Proer Parker […] There will be a new perspective on the young solar wind, gathering an eye on how it evolves as a solar solar travel by Parker Solar Probe. "
The above picture was held on November 8, 2018, while Parker was approximately 16.9 million miles from the surface of the Sun. Only for reference to it, the Sun diameter is 860,000 miles, and the distance from the Earth to the Sun is about 91 million miles.
At the center of the frame there are at least two extracts of solar material, which are known as coronary streamers, usually found in regions on increasing solar activity.
And that the bright light fan is properly seen under a stream? That's Mercury, the first planet of the Sun.
Parker will be as close as 4.3 million miles (6.9m km) from the center of the Sun, traveling as fast as 430,000 mph (690,000 km / h) in the process.
(through NASA through Engadget)
P.S. As a reservation, Parker is the first NASA spacecraft ever named after a living person. He was named to honor Eugene Parker, a professor of emeritus and a physicist at the University of Chicago. A memory card is placed on the spacecraft containing pictures of Parker, the 1.1 million people names, and the Parker scientific paper, 1958 which envisaged important things in solar physics.
Image credits: Image by NASA / Naval Research Laboratory / Solar Parker Probe