First results from Parker Solar Probe on Wednesday (18:30 pm UTC)

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NASA will announce first results from the Parker Solar Probe mission

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The publication will be released half an hour before. Press release, link to live stream and so on.

The panel:
Nicola Fox, director of the Heliophysics Division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington
Stuart Bale, principal investigator of the FIELDS instrument at the University of California, Berkeley
Justin Kasper, principal investigator of the Solar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons (SWEAP) instrument at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
Russ Howard, principal investigator of the Wide-Field Imager for Parker Solar Probe (WISPR) instrument at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington
David McComas, principal investigator of the Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun (ISOIS) instrument at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey
It is now 8:00 UTC, so this is in 1 day 10.5 hours.
 

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Awsome I knew they were coming up soon due to a seminar speaker last October(I think?) but look forward to the results once published. :)
 
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Sun-bombing spacecraft uncovers secrets of the solar wind
The solar wind is rotating much faster and is more dynamic than expected. Some parts of the solar wind are so fast that they locally reverse the direction of the overall magnetic field. It is unclear what causes these velocity spikes.
4 publications with details are linked at the bottom of the article.

In three weeks the spacecraft will make its second Venus fly-by, lowering the perihelion from 25 million km to 19 million km. Two orbits later, in July 2020, the perihelion will be lowered to 14 million km. The ultimate goal is 7 million km.
 

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