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NASA's spacecraft Parker Solar Probe 'touched' the sun

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For the first time in history, a spacecraft has 'touched' the sun. NASA's Parker Solar Probe flew through the sun's unexplored upper atmosphere, known as the corona.

For the first time in history, a spacecraft has 'touched' the sun. NASA's Parker Solar Probe flew through the sun's unexplored upper atmosphere, known as the corona. As the sun is gaseous and lacks a solid surface, the corona is the main picture exploring the sampled particles & magnetic fields of the region can help scientists understand solar outbursts which interfere with earth's life and the origin of solar winds.
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