written by robert lea, on november 22nd, 2021

what: nasa probe, fastest object built by humans, passes sun at record-breaking 364,621 mph

when: probe launched in 2018

will pass within 4 miles of the sun in 2024

who/where: nour raouafi, a parker solar probe project scientist at the johns hopkins applied physics laboratory (apl) in laurel, maryland


interesting fact: it has to use venus’ gravity in order to get closer to the sun.¬†

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