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Hungry4info
There's discussion of that upthread.
Explorer1
Probably one of the previous Venus missions, I think. No other planet gets that close to Earth, and I think we discussed it up thread!
Paolo
Parker Solar Probe Looks Back at Home
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/p...ks-back-at-home
avisolo
QUOTE (Paolo @ Oct 25 2018, 06:42 AM) *


Anyone know how to access the raw data for this image?
Holder of the Two Leashes
Parker has completed its first solar close approach. Apparently it has been sending back "all is well" tones.

First Encounter with the Sun
stevesliva
Second perihelion, same distance as the first, today:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/parkersolarprobe/201...olar-encounter/
Holder of the Two Leashes
First scientific results from Parker to be discussed tomorrow at 1:30pm EST, 10:30am PST.

LINK: NASA to present first findings
nprev
NASA release here. Small-scale magnetic field flips in the solar wind & other weirdness. smile.gif
palebutdot
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
Explorer1
Is that the Moon below and to the left? It seems a bit too bright (and tilted away from the ecliptic).
palebutdot
It's a background star. The Moon was too close to Earth to be resolved.
hendric
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.



palebutdot
High definition version of the Parker Solar Probe Earth encounter footage:
https://vimeo.com/377901512
palebutdot
Panorama with Earth
palebutdot
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.

Data Source:
https://wispr.nrl.navy.mil/wisprdata
Holder of the Two Leashes
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:

Click to view attachment
palebutdot
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)

Solar Wind Audio
palebutdot
And here's one of the Earth frames (psp_L1_wispr_20190402T170144_V1_2222)
palebutdot
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200121.html
atomoid
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
palebutdot
NASA Parker Solar Probe view of Earth

Earth Image Dataset
https://wispr.nrl.navy.mil/data/rel/fits/CAL1/20180925/

Context
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/p...ks-back-at-home
marsbug
Hey guys, a huge slew of fascinating papers on Parker Solar Probe results - it looks like the near Sun environment is as complex and fascinating as anyone could wish for: https://iopscience.iop.org/issue/0067-0049/246/2
palebutdot
View of The Milky Way from NASA's Parker Solar Probe
Source (Encounter 4):
https://wispr.nrl.navy.mil/wisprdata
palebutdot
New renderings of Earth Encounter 2:
https://vimeo.com/420599154
https://vimeo.com/436115251
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