The Parker probe, launched into the orbit of the Sun last year, sent a data set (22 GB) 50 percent larger than scientists had anticipated, NASA said.
"All the expected scientific data collected during the first and second meetings are now on the ground," said Nikalaus Pincin, director of operations for the solar Parker mission at APL. We also learned more about the nature of operation in this environment, and the team did a great job in loading data from the information that was collected through the tools of the amazing space probe.
The growth of information has helped better performance than expected, from the probe's telecommunications and telecommunications system.
In additional data, there are unprecedented visions of the sun, including information on particles, waves, notes on the sunflower and the solar environment.
The "Parker" space probe shone closer to the sun than any other human body, surpassing some of the most brutal conditions ever, including cosmic radiation (500 times stronger than Earth radiation) and temperatures of 1,300 degrees Celsius. .
Due to the terrible gravity of the sun, the probe traveled faster than any human body, moving around the star at 343,000 km / h. Scientists hope to help uncover the mysteries of the sun, such as why the coronal heat rises – the outer part of the sun's atmosphere, and how the sun produces huge plasma pillars called sun shadows.
Barker aims to make a dramatic move of the sun on December 24, 2024, flying 6.3 million kilometers from the surface.
Currently the probe will continue to collect data, with its next flight scheduled for August 27th.
Source: Daily Mail