In addition, in the coming days, the probe should set another record, becoming the fastest ship in the history of space exploration. According to the space agency, It will face heat and radiation during its journey which will take it to within 3.83 million miles of the Sun's surface. After that, the probe will burn up in the sunlight.
Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame top first CFP rankings
Call me jaded, but that is my take going all the way back to when the snubbed TCU and Baylor in the first ever CFP final rankings. The closest it came was past year , when all four playoff teams (Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and 'Bama) started in the top five.
That mission also set a speed record of nearly 70km/s (43 miles/s), and Parker will also break that record in the next years.
As the Parker Solar Probe mission progresses, the spacecraft will repeatedly break its own records, with a final close approach of 3.83 million miles from the Sun's surface expected in 2024, it said.
The probe, launchedin August, is now closer to the sun than any spacecraft has ever been.
Later today, the solar probe should also break Helios 2's record for velocity relative to the Sun of 246,960 km/hour. "We are proud of this event, although we continue to focus on our first solar meeting, which starts on 31 October", says project Manager Andy Driesman.
On October 31, the day of Halloween, NASA will begin its first so-called solar encounter with the burning star.
The $1.5 billion spacecraft will study the sun during 24 close flybys over the next seven years, getting closer and closer to our star each time.
This way, scientists will be able to forecast solar winds or solar storms that are known to create the attractive aurora borealis but also disrupt communications, satellites, or power grids.
The primary objective of the Parker Solar Probe is to study the solar wind. It will also gather information on the magnetic and electric fields of the sun, and it will sample the corona's particle.
Apple's Mac mini gains a massive performance boost
The company assures the new Mac mini is 60 percent more powerful at executing graphically-intensive tasks than its predecessor. The new Mac mini comes with the same design as the outgoing model but with powerful internals and up to date internals.
Govt committed to economic reforms: Narendra Modi
India improved on six of the 10 metrics tracked by the World Bank, including obtaining credit and construction permits. Israel fell to 60th place from 55th for getting credit, and three places to 29th for resolving insolvency.
Pierced! Pearce sparks top of slumping Red Sox lineup
Manager Alex Cora said that decision hasn't been made yet, CBS Boston reports . "Somebody will start , most likely a lefty". By going 4-for-12 (.333) with three homers and eight RBIs the 35-year-old Pearce was named the World Series' MVP.
Russia blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly
Igor Skorobogatov, who headed the inquiry, said on Thursday that the issue was linked to the "deformation" of a sensor part. Since then, Nasa has paid Russian Federation for seats on its Soyuz rockets to ferry its astronauts to the station.
Turkey has described how he killed Jamal Khashoggi
Mr Khashoggi entered the consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to get the needed paperwork to marry his partner. Mr Mojeb later said Mr Khashoggi's killing was premeditated and Riyadh said 18 suspects had been arrested.