Solar Probe Captures Never-Before-Seen Images of Sun's Corona

NASA has released never-before-seen images of the sun’s atmosphere – also known as the corona – which were captured by the Parker Solar Probe, launched into space on August 12, 2018.

These clips and conceptual images show the sun’s powerful magnetic field, which whips back and forth and forms unique curves known as “switchbacks,” as well as the energy particle bursts that erupt from the corona.

This data from the Parker Solar Probe – which previously broke records for the fastest human-made object moving relative to the sun, at 153,454 miles per hour – may enable scientists to understand how the star’s energy flows throughout the solar system. Credit: NASA via Storyful