Parker Solar Probe

  • Parker Solar Probe becomes first spacecraft to touch the Sun

    NASA probe has made humanity’s first true visit to a star.

    Astrophysicists have just announced that NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has done what was once thought impossible – touch ...

    Astrophysics December 15, 2021
  • First results from close to the Sun

    Parker Solar Probe data paint a complex picture.

    By Richard A LovettThe first results from NASA’s sun-diving Parker Solar Probe are in, and already they are revealing...

    Space December 4, 2019
  • The Parker Probe: what happens next

    NASA has launched the fastest vehicle in history – and it’s in for a wild ride. Richard A Lovett ...

    NASA’s latest space mission, the Parker Solar Probe, roared off Cape Canaveral at 3:31 US eastern daylight time on Su...

    Space August 14, 2018
  • NASA sets the controls for the heart of the sun

    Parker space probe due for launch this weekend.

    Barring any unforeseen circumstances, NASA is set to launch the Parker Space Probe – a vehicle designed to get closer...

    Space August 8, 2018
  • NASA to make closest approach yet to the Sun

    The Parker Solar Probe to be launched in 2018 will make a closer approach than ever before to our...

    The corona of the Sun – a streaming aura of plasma given complex structure by the star’s magnetic field and extending...

    Space June 1, 2017
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