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AGU 2021 - Major discoveries as NASA’s Parker Solar Probe closes in on the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has now done what no spacecraft has done before—it has officially touched the Sun. Launched in 2018 to study the Sun’s biggest mysteries, the spacecraft has now grazed the edge of the solar atmosphere and gathered new close-up observations of our star. This is allowing us to see the Sun as never before—including the findings in two new papers, which were presented at AGU, that are helping scientists answer fundamental questions about the Sun.


Dr. Nicola Fox
• Heliophysics Division Director of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters

Dr. Nour Raouafi
• Project Scientist for NASA’s Parker Solar Probe
• The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Justin Kasper
• Principal Investigator for Solar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons (SWEAP) Investigation on Parker Solar Probe
• BWX Technologies, Inc., University of Michigan

Prof. Stuart D. Bale
• Principal Investigator for Fields Experiment (FIELDS) on Parker Solar Probe
• University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Kelly Korreck
• Program Scientist at NASA Headquarters
• Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

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Nicola Fox (NASA)
Nour Raouafi (Johns Hopkins University/APL)
Justin Kasper (University of Michigan)
Stuart Bale (University of California, Berkeley)
Kelly Korreck (Johns Hopkins University/APL)

Joy Ng (KBR Wyle Services, LLC)
Mara Johnson-Groh (Wyle Information Systems)

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