Parker Solar Probe Will Have Company on Its Next Pass

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Parker Solar Probe Will Have Company on Its Next Pass

Post by Mercury » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:07 pm

Spacecraft will watch the Sun from every angle while a NASA probe swoops in for a closer look

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Re: Parker Solar Probe Will Have Company on Its Next Pass

Post by neufer » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:03 pm

Mercury wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:07 pm

Spacecraft will watch the Sun from every angle while a NASA probe swoops in for a closer look
by Lisa Grossman Link: Science News
Science News wrote:
<<When the Parker Solar Probe makes its next close pass of the sun (shown in the black arc in the center of this diagram), a host of other spacecraft and telescopes on Earth will be watching too. This diagram shows the relative positions during the flyby of the sun, Earth, Parker, Solar Orbiter and two other spacecraft, BepiColombo and STEREO-A.JHU-APL>> :arrow:
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Re: Parker Solar Probe Will Have Company on Its Next Pass

Post by Forrest White » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:50 am

The new year 2021 will be the time of breaking new records in the probe's mission. The device will make four even closer passages near our star and pass two times near Venus. In addition, from January 12 to 23, 2021, the probe will pass the Sun from the side facing the Earth, which will allow joint observations with Earth observatories and spacecraft in orbit of our planet. This promises to enrich science with new data on solar activity.