NASA's Solar Tour

  • Released Friday, December 17th, 2021
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:43PM

Starting Dec. 3, we took a journey from Earth to the Sun. We made pit stops along the way to learn how the Sun influences everything in the solar system.

In 2018, NASA launched Parker Solar Probe to study the Sun up close. But the mission has also taught us much more about our solar system.

On the final day of the #SolarTour, we had big news to share: Parker Solar Probe officially “touched” the Sun, becoming the first spacecraft in history to fly through the solar atmosphere.

Below are postcards we released at each pit stop of the Solar Tour campaign.

"Greetings from the Solar Tour" postcard

"Greetings from the Solar Tour" postcard

"Greetings from Earth" postcard

"Greetings from Earth" postcard

"Greetings from the eclipse" postcard

"Greetings from the eclipse" postcard

"Greetings from the upper atmopshere" postcard

"Greetings from the upper atmopshere" postcard

"Greetings from the aurora" postcard

"Greetings from the aurora" postcard

"Greetings from the magnetosphere" postcard

"Greetings from the magnetosphere" postcard

"Greetings from the Lagrange Point 1" postcard

"Greetings from the Lagrange Point 1" postcard

"Greetings from interplanetary space" postcard

"Greetings from interplanetary space" postcard

"Greetings from the solar wind" postcard

"Greetings from the solar wind" postcard

"Greetings from the solar cycle" postcard

"Greetings from the solar cycle" postcard

"Greetings from near the Sun" postcard

"Greetings from near the Sun" postcard

"Greetings from the Sun" postcard

"Greetings from the Sun" postcard



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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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