NASA / Naval Research Laboratory / Parker Solar Probe
The space probe from Parker Solar Probe, which accelerated its trip to Venus last month, captured the Earth and NASA shared its photos.
September 25 In the collected image, Earth is considered a bright, round object visible on the right side of the photo, away from the catheter at about 27 million miles (about 43.45 million kilometers), says NASA.
The image of the earth was inspired by the instrument to acquire an image installed on this detector – the large field pager for the solar detector or the abbreviated WISPR.
The shape of the hemisphere, visible in the middle of the right side of the image, is a light flash, which is reflected by reflection in the lens system. In this case, it came from a very important "Earth".
Parker Solar Probe was released on August 12th.
The detector will fly nearly 90 million miles, passing through Mercury's trajectory to drag through the outer layers of the solar atmosphere. From the surface of the sun, it wanders at a distance of 3.8 million kilometers, where it will encounter temperatures higher than 1370 degrees.
Instruments designed to monitor solar observation will measure the movement of electrons, protons and ions, which form a solar wreath and the solar winds produced there.
"The observations of the Parker Solar Probe catheter will help you answer the following questions: Why is the solar crown a few million degrees warmer than the sun itself? Why are the solar winds going so fast at the sun wreath?