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Parker Solar Probe, Take the Solar Plunge
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post Apr 4 2019, 02:57 PM
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Second perihelion, same distance as the first, today:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/parkersolarprobe/201...olar-encounter/
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post Dec 3 2019, 03:54 PM
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First scientific results from Parker to be discussed tomorrow at 1:30pm EST, 10:30am PST.

LINK: NASA to present first findings
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post Dec 5 2019, 06:36 AM
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NASA release here. Small-scale magnetic field flips in the solar wind & other weirdness. smile.gif


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post Dec 6 2019, 09:17 AM
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Earth in a sea of stars amidst the Milky Way
https://i.imgur.com/jiB37M1.gifv

Earth appears in Encounter 2:
https://wispr.nrl.navy.mil/wisprdata
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post Dec 6 2019, 01:54 PM
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Is that the Moon below and to the left? It seems a bit too bright (and tilted away from the ecliptic).
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post Dec 6 2019, 04:17 PM
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It's a background star. The Moon was too close to Earth to be resolved.
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post Dec 6 2019, 04:35 PM
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That's Spica. Parker's WISPR field of view is ~100 degrees, so Earth/Moon aren't resolved. Here's a picture from Eyes on the Solar System about that time. You can see Earth near Spica, and the other fast-moving planet is Mercury zipping past Jupiter.




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post Dec 7 2019, 07:06 AM
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High definition version of the Parker Solar Probe Earth encounter footage:
https://vimeo.com/377901512
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post Dec 7 2019, 05:47 PM
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Panorama with Earth
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post Dec 22 2019, 09:46 AM
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Earth seen from NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Gif: https://i.imgur.com/qjNnhod.gifv

NASA's Parker Solar Probe captured this prospect of Earth against her cosmic backdrop on 1st April 2019. Earth is the bright round spot in the center. The Moon was too close to Earth to be resolved. The background star near Earth is Spica. The curved lines are the result of cosmic rays hitting the camera sensor.

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post Dec 26 2019, 05:23 PM
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Parker will make its second flyby of Venus later today, setting it up for its closest pass yet to the sun on January 29. This fourth perihelion will be 20 per cent closer than its first three passes.

Article: Second Venus flyby

Current orbit diagram at the Parker Solar Probe website:

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post Jan 9 2020, 01:31 PM
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NASA's Parker Solar Probe captured this astonishing prospect of Earth swimming in a sea of stars over the course of ten days in April 2019. Earth is the first bright round spot that shows up and moves to the right of the frame before the Milky Way is seen. The Moon was too close to Earth to be resolved. The background star near Earth is Spica. Mercury is seen in transit across the Milky Way core. Venus is the very bright spot at the end. Jupiter and Saturn are also seen. The stripes are cosmic rays hitting the camera sensor. By the time Parker Solar Probe imaged Venus it was traveling at 95km/s (~213,000mph).

NASA Raw Data Source (Unfiltered L1 Earth Encounter)

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post Jan 11 2020, 08:36 AM
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And here's one of the Earth frames (psp_L1_wispr_20190402T170144_V1_2222)
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post Jan 21 2020, 05:53 AM
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https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200121.html
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post Jan 21 2020, 10:21 PM
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interesting how its almost looks as if Venus gets born out of some sort of prominence at 0:24 sec in the youtube version and at 1:21 sec in the vimeo version
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