NASA solar probe smashes two wild records as it approaches the sunGotta go fast.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe just took the record for the fastest human-made object and the closest object to the sun from… NASA’s Parker Solar Probe.

The solar probe, launched in August 2018, is built to withstand the scorching temperatures of the sun’s outer atmosphere, unraveling some of the mysteries lurking within. A suite of four instruments on board will help scientists understand how the sun’s corona and solar wind affects the Earth and the rest of the solar system.