The Parker probe, launched by NASA for entry into the atmosphere of the Sun is transmitted to Earth the first image of the corona of the Sun.
This is stated in the blog of the Agency.
“Geleophysic waited more than 60 years before such a mission will be possible,” said Nicola Fox, the Director of the Office of geleophysic NASA.
From 31 October to 11 November 2018 Parker Solar Probe completed its first phase travel around the star passing through the outer atmosphere of the Sun — crown. However, the data could only be obtained now due to the distance. Now he is at a distance of 27100000 kilometers from the surface of the star. According to the researchers, the unit managed surety unprecedented for the industry Heliophysical data. The managed to get the device WISPR — wide field imager for the probe.
Parker needs to make 24 revolutions around the Sun, including the closest flyby, which will be held just 3.7 million miles from the surface.
Solar probe Parker launched in August 12. It was created for the first time in history to enter the atmosphere of the Sun. The unit is named after Eugene Parker, the physics of which for the first time in 1958, theorized the existence of the solar wind. This is the first NASA mission, named after the Explorer was still alive.
Earlier, the probe NASA recorded the sound of the wind on Mars.