Surprising 1st results from NASA’s sun-skimming spacecraft

This image taken from video animation provided by NASA, shows flips in the direction of the magnetic field embedded in the solar wind that flows out from the Sun, as detected by the NASA’s Parker Solar Probe’s FIELDS instrument. (NASA/Goddard/CIL via AP)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s sun-skimming spacecraft, the Parker Solar Probe, is surprising scientists with its unprecedented close views of our star.