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Release No.: 2018-06
For Release: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 3:15pm

Key Parker Solar Probe Sensor Bests Sun Simulator—Last Launch Hurdle

Researchers use a quartet of IMAX projectors to create the light and heat the Parker Solar Probe cup will experience during its trips through the sun's atmosphere. The cup sits inside a vacuum chambers set up in a lab at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Levi Hutmacher, Michigan Engineering