Lasers Fired At NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

NASA’s new Parker Solar Probe is getting some intense environmental testing. Extreme tests simulate extreme conditions the satellite experiences during launch and beyond. Parker Solar Probe was built at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and will explore the Sun’s outer atmosphere. Recently, lasers were fired at the spacecraft to test its solar panels. These […]

Parker Solar Probe–Mission Overview

The Sun. It’s the solar system’s engine, and the only star in the sky that gets our attention… every day. But up close, it’s unlike anything we can see from Earth. It’s ferocious— a writhing mass of nuclear chaos, tangled magnetic lines, and a constant wind with inconceivably high temperatures and speeds close to a […]