The stream of rich data Parker beams-back to our planet approximately 147 million miles away bolsters information garnered by other spacecraft and scores of earthbound telescopes.
And when combined, these contribute observations offer a comprehensive and coordinated overview of solar activity.
Thursday, January 21, witnessed NASA’s cutting-edge spacecraft transmit a ‘tone one”.
This confirms Parker’s systems all remain fully-operational, despite the probe’s unenviably-close proximity to the star while completing its final stretch of the solar encounter, scheduled to end on Saturday, January 23.
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