5 New Discoveries from NASA's Parker Solar Probe (video) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission has returned unprecedented data from near the Sun, culminating in new discoveries published on Dec. 4, 2019, in the journal Nature. Among the findings are new understandings of how the Sun's constant outflow of material, the solar wind, behaves. Seen near Earth -- where it can interact with our planet's natural magnetic field and cause space weather effects that interfere with technology -- the solar wind appears to be a relatively uniform flow of plasma. But Parker Solar Probe's observations reveal a complicated, active system not seen from Earth. View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ReQAUocScw0 Download in HD formats: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13282 Credit NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.