Parker Solar Probe: A NASA Mission to Touch the Sun

Parker Solar Probe Faculty

Joe Giacalone


Kristopher Klein

Assistant Professor

Other Researchers Working in Parker Solar Probe

Mihailo Martinovic

Mihailo Martinović

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The First Mission to the Nearest Star

Parker Solar Probe will be a historic mission, flying into the Sun's atmosphere (or corona) for the first time. LPL Professor Joe Giacalone is Co-Investigator for the Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun (IS☉IS) instrument. Coming closer to the Sun than any previous spacecraft, Solar Probe Plus will employ a combination of in situ measurements and imaging to achieve the mission's primary scientific goal: to understand how the Sun's corona is heated and how the solar wind is accelerated. Parker Solar Probe will revolutionize our knowledge of the origin and evolution of the solar wind.