We’ve been studying the Sun for decades, and now we’re finally going to go where the action is!
Parker Solar Probe’s primary science goal is to trace how energy flows through the corona, the outermost layer of the sun’s atmosphere.
Eclipse Across America
For the first time since 1979, the contiguous United States was treated to a total solar eclipse. Even more exciting, the path of totality across the USA started in Oregon and ended in South Carolina. The next total solar eclipse in the US is April 8, 2024 and the next one to cross the contiguous United States is August 12, 2045.