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Parker Solar Probe Breaks Record, Becomes Closest Spacecraft to Sun

29 Oct 2018, 17:04 UTC
Parker Solar Probe Breaks Record, Becomes Closest Spacecraft to Sun NASA/JHUAPL

Parker Solar Probe now holds the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object. The spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun's surface on Oct. 29, 2018, at about 1:04 p.m. EDT, as calculated by the Parker Solar Probe team.

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