NASA’s Parker Solar Probe flies by the sun in 5th close encounter

NASA’s daring Parker Solar Probe made its fifth daring flyby of the sun this weekend.

The spacecraft has been conducting a marathon of solar observations since May 9 as scientists affiliated with the mission look to crack more secrets about how the sun works. The observations will continue until June 28, totaling more than seven weeks of measurements during the probe’s fifth swing past the sun.



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