Technology

Two Views of a Sungrazing Comet

When scientists downlinked data from Parker Solar Probe’s sixth orbit, there was a small, bright surprise waiting for them: the spacecraft’s first observation of a sungrazing comet. This particular comet was discovered just weeks earlier using data from ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO. Parker Solar Probe captured spectacular images […]

Technology

Two Views of a Sungrazing Comet

When scientists downlinked data from Parker Solar Probe’s sixth orbit, there was a small, bright surprise waiting for them: the spacecraft’s first observation of a sungrazing comet. This particular comet was discovered just weeks earlier using data from ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO. Parker Solar Probe captured spectacular images […]