Until 2024 Parker should approach the Sun at a distance of 6.1 million kilometers.
Solar probe Parker, which launched July 31, has already set a record – he became the closest to the Sun man-made object in the entire history of space flight.
This information was reported by NASA.
It happened on October 29, when Parker crossed the mark of 42.48 million kilometers to the Sun. The previous record was set by the German-American spacecraft Helios 2. This flying ship was completed in 1976.
In addition, in the coming days, the probe should set another record, becoming the fastest ship in the history of space exploration.
Until 2024 Parker should approach the Sun at a distance of 6.1 million kilometers and transmit the collected information to Earth. After that, the probe will burn up in the sunlight.
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