Then Parker Solar Probe reached closer to the Sun, scientists hope, this time something will be different –

The eyes of scientists around the world are on the activities happening in the Sun these days. The Sun, passing through its 11-year solar cycle, is in a very active phase. Recently a sunspot was detected in it, whose size is believed to be equal to Earth. Due to this, there are explosions in the Sun and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and solar flares are coming out. In such a situation, going close to the Sun can also be dangerous, but the Parker Solar Probe of the US space agency NASA has crossed the Sun very close. Since then scientists are very excited.

Reports According to the Parker Solar Probe, on Tuesday, it came 8.5 million kilometers inside the surface of the Sun. This was its 13th close approach with the Sun. This close approach has happened at a time when the Sun is very active. Recently many solar flares and geomagnetic storms have been released from it. This is the first time that Parker Solar Probe has come close to the Sun to see it in this position. Scientists hope that this spacecraft can catch a big explosion in the Sun this time.

Noor Roufi, a scientist at the Parker Solar Probe Project at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL), which managed the mission, said that no one has ever flown so close to the Sun during a solar event before. The incoming data will be completely new and we will certainly learn a lot from it.

In the year 2018 when Parker Solar Probe launch There was no such movement in the sun and it was calm. Now the period of solar maximum is coming, which is estimated to happen in the year 2025. The good news is that even after the current close approach, Parker Solar Probe has 11 more chances left. Scientists hope that in the future also this spacecraft will bring some better solar events to us.

Noor Roufi said that our view of the solar winds and the corona of the Sun will now be completely different. We look forward to seeing what we learn next. Significantly, the corona, the outer atmosphere of the Sun, is the primary target of Parker’s observation.



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