Parker Solar Probe

40 Telescopes Watched the Sun as the Parker Solar Probe Made its Most Recent Flyby

Sometimes in space, even when you’re millions of kilometers from anything, you’re still being watched.  Or at least that’s the…

7 months ago

Wow. Parker Solar Probe Took a Picture of the Surface of Venus

The Parker Solar Probe’s mission is to study the Sun. But the spacecraft’s instruments have nabbed some pretty impressive data…

8 months ago

Parker Solar Probe Flies Through the Sun’s Outer Atmosphere for the First Time

For the first time ever, a spacecraft has flown through the Sun’s outer atmosphere. The Parker Solar Probe passed through…

9 months ago

Parker Solar Probe Hurtles Past the Sun, Making its Closest Approach so far

We’ve covered plenty of the Parker Solar Probe’s exploits here at UT, but it keeps breaking new records almost every…

10 months ago

The Parker Solar Probe is getting pelted by hypervelocity dust. Could they damage spacecraft?

There’s a pretty significant disadvantage to going really fast - if you get hit with anything, even if it is…

10 months ago

Here’s the First Image of the Sun from the Parker Solar Probe

It's been 124 days since the Parker Solar Probe was launched, and several weeks since it made the closest approach…

4 years ago

Here are the First Pictures From the Parker Solar Probe. Wait… That’s Not the Sun

The Parker Solar Probe recently collected its first-light data in order to test its instruments, and snapped some beautiful pictures…

4 years ago

The Sun is Actually One of the Most Difficult Places to Reach in the Solar System. Here’s how the Parker Solar Probe Will Do It

The Parker Solar Probe, which will spend the next seven years getting closer to the Sun than any previous mission,…

4 years ago