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For the first time in history, a NASA spacecraft contacts the sun.

For the first time in history, a NASA spacecraft has reached the solar atmosphere, allowing a piece of human technology to touch the sun.

“NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has flown through the Sun’s upper atmosphere – the corona – and sampled particles and magnetic fields there,” NASA announced on Tuesday.

The achievement will aid scientists in learning more about the sun and its enormous impact on the solar system, where it is both the center and the largest object.

“Not only does this milestone provide us with new insights into our sun’s evolution and its effects on our solar system,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “Everything we learn about our own star also teaches us more about stars in the rest of the universe.”

Scientists will be able to see into an area that is crucial for superheating the corona and propelling the solar wind to supersonic speeds thanks to the data that will be released soon.

The Parker Solar Probe was launched in 2018 with the goal of delving deeper into the mysteries of the sun than any previous spacecraft.

Parker has finally come three years after its introduction and decades after its creation.

Over the span of seven years, the spacecraft will complete two dozen orbits around the sun.

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