NASA’s Parker Solar Probe makes its closest flyby of Venus on August 21

Since 2021, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has been walking impressively close to the Sun in order to capture unprecedented data on our star.

In fact, the record-breaking spacecraft has completed its closest approach yet to a blazing ball of plasma in June, 5.3 million miles (8.3 million km) from the sun’s surface. To reach these amazing milestones, Parker gets a little help from her friends. Well, one friend: Venus.

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