NASA's spacecraft has made its closest approach to be used, only 2 1/2 months after elevation.
The Sun Probe flew about 15 million kilometers (24 million kilometers) of the surface of the sun on Monday night, speeding up 213,000 km / h (342,000 km / h) relative to the sun, as it penetrated the atmosphere of the outer sun or the cornea.
No spaceship has ever gotten so close to our star.
NASA will not contact until Parker is far enough away from the sun to avoid radio interference, NASA's Nicola Fox says scientists "can not wait to get the data." The observations can open up some of the mystery of the sun.
Assuming that it survives the harsh solar environment, the spacecraft will make 23 approaches that are even closer in the next seven years. Next is in April.
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