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NASA captured first-of-their-kind images of Venus that are stunning

February 15th, 2022

NASA designed the Parker Solar Probe to study the sun. However, the spacecraft has also managed to capture a series of first-of-their-kind images of Venus. The images feature the surface of Venus in visible light. A first for NASA. Parker captured the photos using its Wide-Field Imager (WISPR). The images were snapped during two gravity-assisted …

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NASA’s solar probe won’t stop smashing records

February 4th, 2020

In case you hadn’t been keeping up on NASA’s mission to “touch the Sun” with its Parker Solar Probe, let me get you up to speed. The spacecraft, which launched way back in 2018, is looping around our nearest star and getting progressively closer with each pass. Because of the nature of its orbit, it’s …

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NASA’s Sun probe just spotted something entirely new

February 4th, 2020

Our Sun is vitally important to our continued existence, but it’s also a volatile object with a spicy personality. Coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, are dramatic outbursts during which the Sun blasts charged particles into space at incredibly high speeds. These outbursts occur more often when the star is in one of its more active …