New Batch Of Parker Solar Probe Data — From Fourth Dip — Now Downloadable…

We continue to be entralled by the only spacecraft named for a still-living person. The solar discoveries data sets are promptly made available to the public — since our tax dollars fund it. Here’s to the U of C.’s Prof. Parker’s lithe and speedy little craft!

Here’s the link — and bit:

. . . .NASA’s Parker Solar Probe team released a second collection of science data to the public on April 14, 2020. The release includes science data from all four of Parker Solar Probe’s instrument suites, spanning the mission’s third orbit around the Sun, which began on June 18, 2019 and completed on November 15, 2019. Also included are high-resolution measurements from the FIELDS and SWEAP instruments. . . .

To date, Parker Solar Probe has completed four of its planned 24 orbits around the Sun. It will eventually travel within 4 million miles of the Sun’s surface, facing extreme heat and radiation. The mission seeks to provide new data on solar activity and how the solar corona works, which contributes significantly to our ability to forecast major space weather events that impact life on Earth. Parker Solar Probe launched in 2018 and will conduct its primary science mission until 2025. . . .

And so. . . “here’s to our noble selves. . . Lord knows. . . there’s few like us — and few, like us. . . .” Smiling. . . right at the good solar physics professor emeritus.


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