Parker Solar Probe Breaks Record, Becomes Closest Spacecraft to Sun

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By: Ebaa Alzoory

 

 

Parker Solar Probe now holds the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object. The spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun’s surface on Oct. 29, 2018, at about 1:04 p.m. EDT, as calculated by the Parker Solar Probe team.

It’s only been just 78 days since Parker Solar Probe launched,Parker Solar Probe is also expected  break the record for fastest spacecraft traveling on the Sun on Oct. 29 at about 10:54 p.m.

Learn more here : https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/parker-solar-probe-breaks-record-becomes-closest-spacecraft-to-sun

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It’s relate to engineering because engineers built this spacecraft to know and explore more about the nearest star, the sun.