Researchers at the US space agency NASA have published their first reports on the Parker Solar Probe’s extremely close passes through the sun’s uppermost atmosphere, revealing new details about our star that cannot be seen from Earth.

NASA’s Parker probe, loaded down with instruments, has taken several passes through the sun’s corona, or the uppermost part of its atmosphere, enduring incredible heat and radiation to measure this dynamic and dangerous place where the solar system’s weather is created. NASA revealed some of these fantastic findings on Wednesday, as the scientists published their findings in four scholarly articles in the journal Nature.



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