NASA Probe's Daring Flight Through Sun's Eruption Sheds Light on Solar Storms

NASA Probe's Daring Flight Through Sun's Eruption Sheds Light on Solar Storms

For the past six years, the Parker Solar Probe has been traveling through the inner solar system to become the first spacecraft to “touch” the Sun. With each close approach to the star, the probe gathers more clues as to what triggers the Sun’s mysterious outbursts. During a 2021 encounter with the Sun, NASA’s solar probe captured a coronal mass ejection (CME), an explosive outburst of high energy radiation, in unprecedented detail. As the probe flew through a powerful CME …