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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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