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Join PSW Science® on February 19th at 8 PM as we welcome Nicola Fox, the Director of NASA's Heliophysics Science Division. Nicola will discuss the Parker Solar Probe, which is the first mission to venture to the Sun and into the Sun’s corona. Launched by NASA in 2018, the Parker Solar Probe is now orbiting the Sun, studying the structure and dynamics of its coronal plasma and magnetic fields. For more information, please see the meeting website: https://pswscience.org/meeting/2435/
5 Discoveries Parker Solar Probe Made (and HEARD) on the Sun
There are 5 major discoveries the Parker Solar Probe made on the Sun. Parker's discoveries include evidence for a dust-free zone around the Sun, hearing the sounds of the solar wind and dust particles, magnetic switchbacks, and small-scale flares and space weather. Parker Solar Probe even discovered the debris trail of the asteroid Phaethon that produces the Geminid meteor shower every December, and made detailed images of comet NEOWISE. 00:00 Start
02:49 Evidence for a Dust-Free Zone
05:02 Parker Hears the Turbulence of the Solar Wind
08:00 Magnetic Switchbacks
10:26 The Atmosphere and Solar Wind Rotate Farther from the Sun Than Thought
12:26 Small Flares and Space Weather
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Parker Solar Probe Orbit 5 - Extended Observation Campaign
As NASA's Parker Solar Probe enters its fifth orbit around the Sun, the spacecraft has activated its instruments at a distance of 62.5 million miles from the Sun's surface, marking the start of the mission's longest observation campaign to date. The Parker Solar Probe team hopes the extended campaign will collect more data on solar wind phenomena occurring much farther from the Sun than previously thought. (Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben) Learn more about the Parker Solar Probe: http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/
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Catching Up with Parker Solar Probe | Exploratorium
The sun gives us light and heat and keeps our planetary orbit in place—but there's so much we don't know about it. NASA's Parker Solar Probe is currently orbiting the sun to gather data and learn more. Join Eric Christian, a research scientist on the Parker Solar Probe mission, and learn more about what information the probe is bringing us and what we can learn from it.
Sounds of the Solar Wind from NASA's Parker Solar Probe
There’s a wind that emanates from the Sun. It blows not like a soft whistle but like a hurricane’s scream. Made of electrons, protons and heavier ions, the solar wind courses through the solar system at roughly 1 million mph (1.6 million kph), barreling over everything in its path. Yet through the wind’s roar, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe hears the small chirps, squeaks and rustles that hint at the origin of this mysterious and ever-present wind. The spacecraft’s FIELDS instrument can eavesdrop on the electric and magnetic fluctuations caused by plasma waves. The Parker Solar Probe it can “hear” when the waves and particles interact with one another, recording frequency and amplitude information about these plasma waves that scientists could then play as sound waves. And it results in some striking sounds. Solar wind sounds playlist: https://soundcloud.com/jhu-apl/sets/sounds-of-the-solar-wind Learn more about the Sounds of the Solar Wind: https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/200114 More on solar wind sound from the Parker Solar Probe: http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/Show-Article.php?articleID=139
First Results from the Probe That Went to the Sun
Scientists have revealed the results of the Parker Solar Probe’s first two flybys of the Sun, and LIGO has a new instrument called the quantum vacuum squeezer! Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
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Solar probe touches the sun
Launched in 2018, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft, with instruments developed and built by UC Berkeley, has now travelled closer to the sun than any other mission in history, actually penetrating the sun’s atmosphere, to investigate highly charged magnetic field. Now, that data has allowed solar physicists to map the source of a major component of the solar wind that continually peppers Earth’s atmosphere, while revealing strange magnetic field reversals that could be accelerating these particles toward our planet. These accelerated particles interact with Earth’s magnetic field, generating the colorful northern and southern lights but also potentially damaging the electrical grid and telecommunications networks on the surface, threatening orbiting satellites and perhaps endangering astronauts in space. The more solar physicists understand about the magnetic environment of the sun and how it flings solar wind particles out toward the planets, the better they will be able to predict events to prevent damage. “There was a major space weather event in 1859 that blew out telegraph networks on Earth and one in 1972 that set off naval mines in North Vietnam, just from the electrical currents generated by the solar storm,” said Stuart Bale, a University of California, Berkeley, professor of physics and lead author of an article about new results from the probe’s FIELDS experiment. “We’re much more of a technological society than we were in 1972, the communications networks and the power grid on Earth are extraordinarily complex, so big disturbances from the sun are potentially a very serious thing. If we could predict space weather, we could shut down or isolate parts of the power grid, or shut down satellite systems that might be vulnerable.” (Cont'd...) (Full Story: https://news.berkeley.edu/2019/12/04/parker-probe-traces-solar-wind-to-its-source-on-suns-surface/) Video by Roxanne Makasdjian and Stephen McNally (Animations and images courtesy of: NASA/JHUAPL, NASA GSFC/CIL/Brian Monroe, NASA GSFC/CIL/Krystofer Kim, Johns Hopkins University/APL/Steve Gribben) http://news.berkeley.edu/
New Science from NASA's Mission to Touch the Sun
Parker Solar Probe - NASA's mission to touch the Sun - has revealed new discoveries about our star. Principal Investigators for some of the mission's instruments share their excitement about this new science.
5 New Discoveries from NASA's Parker Solar Probe
NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission has returned unprecedented data from near the Sun, culminating in new discoveries published on Dec. 4, 2019, in the journal Nature. Among the findings are new understandings of how the Sun's constant outflow of material, the solar wind, behaves. Seen near Earth -- where it can interact with our planet's natural magnetic field and cause space weather effects that interfere with technology -- the solar wind appears to be a relatively uniform flow of plasma. But Parker Solar Probe's observations reveal a complicated, active system not seen from Earth. Music Credit: Smooth as Glass by The Freeharmonic Orchestra Read more: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/nasas-parker-solar-probe-sheds-new-light-on-the-sun/ Video Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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How NASA Built the Fastest Spacecraft Ever
Engineers and designers working on the Parker Solar Probe tackled challenges such as size, weight, and extreme heat. Their design combined unique materials and underwent rigorous testing to transform the Probe into a record-breaking spacecraft. This Is Not a Real Explosion, Here’s How Physics Made It Happen - https://youtu.be/OsUCD4wno6g Read More Why Won't Parker Solar Probe Melt?
"In space, the temperature can be thousands of degrees without providing significant heat to a given object or feeling hot. Why? Temperature measures how fast particles are moving, whereas heat measures the total amount of energy that they transfer. Particles may be moving fast (high temperature), but if there are very few of them, they won’t transfer much energy (low heat). Since space is mostly empty, there are very few particles that can transfer energy to the spacecraft." Who is Eugene Parker?
"More than half a century later, the Parker Solar Probe mission will finally be able to provide key observations on Parker’s groundbreaking theories and ideas, which have informed a generation of scientists about solar physics and the magnetic fields around stars. Much of his pioneering work, which has been proven by subsequent spacecraft, defined a great deal of what we know about the how the sun–Earth system interacts." NASA Is Going to The Sun, Here’s Why That’s So Crazy
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For more images and videos visit www.gettyimages.com More than ever before, humanity is heading toward the centre of the Solar System. With the Parker Solar Probe, NASA is aiming to get closer to the sun than ever before. But, what's the mission all about? And how close can we really expect to get? With cutting edge technology, state-of-the-art science and some genius minds in mission control, it all makes for one awesome adventure! What do you think? Let us know in the comments, and tell us more questions you'd like us to explore! Find more mind bending videos to satisfy your curiosity here: What If Earth Crashed Into Another Planet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcWA_z_jYmE What If Black Holes Can Change the Future? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu19nVzKhpM #TouchTheSun #ParkerSolarProbe #NASA #Sun #Solar #SolarProbe
First Light from NASA's Parker Solar Probe
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Countdown to T-Zero: Now Flying Faster, Hotter and Closer Than Ever to the Sun
Following years of work and preparation, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launched NASA's Parker Solar Probe for an unprecedented mission to "kiss the Sun." The spacecraft aims to unravel 60 years' worth of mysteries surrounding the Sun’s corona and how it effects life on Earth. Learn more at: http://www.nasa.gov/parkersolarprobe
NASA’s Mission to ‘Kiss the Sun’ Launches in 360 Degrees
Watch in 360 degrees as a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying NASA's Parker Solar Probe. Roughly the size of a small car, the spacecraft lifted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 12, 2018, starting its historic mission to the Sun.
Parker Solar Probe Countdown to T-Zero for a Journey to “Touch” the Sun
NASA's historic Parker Solar Probe mission that launched Aug. 12, 2018 from Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida will revolutionize our understanding of the Sun. The Parker Solar Probe spacecraft will travel through the Sun’s atmosphere, closer to the surface than any spacecraft before it, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions — and ultimately providing humanity with the closest-ever observations of a star. This is a look at the moments leading up to T-Zero for NASA’s mission to "touch" the Sun. Learn more about the mission at: https://www.nasa.gov/parkersolarprobe
The Parker Solar Probe Story: First Mission to Touch the Sun
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday, Aug. 12 to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible. The spacecraft – designed, built, and managed for NASA by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory – lifted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. At 5:33 a.m. EDT, the mission operations manager at APL reported that the spacecraft was healthy and operating nominally.
Our Journey to Touch the Sun is Underway on This Week @NASA – August 17, 2018
Our mission to touch the Sun is on its way, Administrator Bridenstine visits NASA spaceflight facilities, and an update on our first-ever asteroid sample return mission … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-Our%20Journey%20to%20Touch%20the%20Sun%20is%20Underway%20on%20This%20Week%[email protected]
Inside KSC! for August 17, 2018
NASA's Parker Solar Probe is beginning its mission to the Sun after a successful launch Aug. 12 aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket. The mission was first proposed in 1958 by heliophysics pioneer Dr. Eugene Parker, who viewed the launch from Kennedy and anticipates new discoveries from his namesake spacecraft.