“Third Swing” — Around Venus — Completed By Parker Probe, As Luminous Dawn Arrived, This Morning…

In the gray half light of dawn, this morning local US time, ESA and NASA’s Parker Solar Orbiter completed its second Venus flyby. The spacecraft uses the planet’s gravity to swing closer to the Sun and tilt its orbit for the first-ever view of the Sun’s poles:

Onward. . . grinning — ever grinning.


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