Parker probe … the fastest human-made object to approach the sun

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The US space agency, “NASA”, said that the “Parker” probe, which was launched in August 2018 on a mission to study the sun, recently managed to break two records that were previously achieved by the probe itself, and the probe Parker became the fastest human-made object, with a speed of 532,000 km / Hour, breaking the previous record of 393.044 km / h.

The Parker probe also approached the sun, becoming the closest spacecraft to reach the sun, at a distance of 10.4 million kilometers. The probe itself had moved closer to 18.6 million kilometers from the sun earlier in its journey.

No object built with human hands has ever traveled faster than NASA’s Parker probe, which is a small-sized and fire-resistant spacecraft the size of a small car and practically “touches the sun”. NASA data indicated that the Parker probe was recorded. These two new records in late April.

On April 29, as the probe approached the Sun and reached the closest possible point known as “perihelion,” Parker was traveling at a speed equal to the Earth’s rotation 13 times per hour, and by the end of the Parker probe mission in late 2025, the spacecraft would rise. To be only 6 million kilometers from the surface of the sun.

Last February, the Parker probe was able to take very close pictures of Venus, the second planet away from the sun, and Venus may be the second planet after the sun, but its thick atmosphere prevents us from taking a good look at its surface, and the probe will meet Parker, which was launched to study The outermost layer of the Sun or corona, with Venus seven times during its 7-year mission.



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