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    NASA will fly spacecraft directly into Sun in bid to unlock the secrets of solar storms

    Post  mudra on Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:05 pm

    NASA will fly spacecraft directly into Sun in bid to unlock the secrets of solar storms

    31 May 2017 • 5:09pm

    NASA will fly a spacecraft directly into the Sun in a bid to unlock the secrets of solar storms that plays havoc with satellites and power supplies, the agency has announced.

    The unmanned probe will travel to within four million miles of the star’s surface, inside its Corona, or outer layer, and will have to withstand temperatures of almost 1,400 degrees.

    Set to launch next year, the Parker Solar Probe promises to “revolutionise” mankind’s understanding of the Sun and the origins of physics, scientists said last night, as well as helping protect equipment from solar radiation.
    "We have really come as far as we can with looking at things and it’s time to pay it a visit"Nicola Fox, Nasa

    It will travel more than seven times closer to the surface than any previous flight during a seven-year mission comprising 24 orbits.

    The craft will reach its destination via a tortuous series of maneuvers, using the gravity of Venus to slow to a “controlled” half a million miles per hour for its flights into the sun.

    read on: Arrow http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/31/nasa-announces-historic-mission-send-probe-touch-sun-live/

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    Re: NASA will fly spacecraft directly into Sun in bid to unlock the secrets of solar storms

    Post  Swanny on Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:44 pm

    Apparently they are going at night so they should be ok geek

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