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The Sun Sheds Some of Its Secrets in First Ever Parker Solar Probe Reports
The Sun Sheds Some of Its Secrets in First Ever Parker Solar Probe Reports

5 Dec 2019, 09:10 UTC / Parker Solar Probe studied the Sun from a distance of 15 million miles, less than half the distance Mercury usually spins around the star

 
This Is How Solar Wind Flowing by a Spacecraft Looks Like in Space
This Is How Solar Wind Flowing by a Spacecraft Looks Like in Space

13 Aug 2019, 12:17 UTC / NASA released this week images of the solar wind passing by the Parker Solar Probe, millions of miles away from planet Earth

 
LightSail 2 Spacecraft Proves Sunlight Is Fuel Too
LightSail 2 Spacecraft Proves Sunlight Is Fuel Too

2 Aug 2019, 14:02 UTC / LightSail 2 increases its altitude by 2 km over the past few days, proving that sailing by means of solar power in Earth orbit is possible

 
These Stunning Photos of Earth Were Taken by a Solar-Powered Spacecraft
These Stunning Photos of Earth Were Taken by a Solar-Powered Spacecraft

18 Jul 2019, 15:42 UTC / Planetary Society's LightSail 2 takes two photos of Earth from a distance of 720 km (447 miles) and sends them back for us to enjoy