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Uniting the heliophysics fleet to unlock the Sun’s solar wind mysteries

10 Jul 2019, 08:33 UTC
Uniting the heliophysics fleet to unlock the Sun’s solar wind mysteries University of Michigan

Since its launch last year, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has completed two perihelion – closest approach to the Sun – sweeps past our parent star. While an independent mission, the Parker Solar Probe is being used in tandem with ongoing and newly approved missions to provide a better understanding of how the Sun generates the stream of charged particles – the solar wind – that flies out in all directions and interacts with every corner of the heliosphere.

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