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NASA released footage of the Parker Solar Probe flying through a coronal mass ejection.

According to NASA: “Coronal mass ejections are immense eruptions of plasma and energy from the Sun’s corona that drive space weather.” You can find out more about the probe’s mission and see the uncompressed, unedited version on NASA’s website.

NASA launched the probe to learn more about the Sun in August 2018, and it’s already taken an incredible photo of Venus. You can also find out more about how it deals with being hit by all that solar dust and where it got its name.


Parker Solar Probe’s Wide Field Imagery for Solar Probe (WISPR) camera observes as the spacecraft passes through a massive coronal mass ejection on Sept. 5th, 2022.
Parker Solar Probe’s Wide Field Imagery for Solar Probe (WISPR) camera observes as the spacecraft passes through a massive coronal mass ejection on Sept. 5th, 2022.
Image: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Lab