NASA ready for trip to the sun

11 Agosto, 2018, 01:28 | Author: Enrique Watson
  • A rendering of NASA's Parker Solar Probe the spacecraft that will fly through the Sun's corona to trace how energy and heat move through the star's atmosphere

The car-sized probe, which will get within 3.9million miles of the sun's surface, is set to blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday at 8.33am British time.

"The solar corona is one of the last places in the solar system where no spacecraft has visited before", Parker Solar Probe scientist Adam Szabo said in a statement.

The journey, called the Parker Solar Probe, will loop around the sun 24 times, flying within the star's hot million-degree atmosphere. But these findings are going to take a long time - first, the Parker probe will have to orbit around the sun, getting closer and closer, for as many as seven years.

After it launches, the probe will travel at a record-breaking 430,000 miles per hour, the fastest speed ever achieved by a spacecraft. Disturbances in its solar wind can have an impact on near-Earth space, which can affect our planet's satellites.

Graphic on the Parker Solar Probe which will become the first spacecraft to fly directly into the sun's atmosphere with a launch window of August 11-23
NASA ready for trip to the sun

"With each orbit, we'll be seeing new regions of the sun's atmosphere and learning things about stellar mechanics that we've wanted to explore for decades". These disturbances can also create complications as we attempt to send astronauts and spacecraft farther away from the Earth.

Over the course of its mission, the Parker Solar Probe will orbit the sun 24 times while being subjected to extreme heat and radiation, with temperatures expected to reach 1,377C, almost hot enough to melt steel.

Scientists have had to take great care to make sure that the Parker Solar Probe doesn't burn up in the process of conducting its important science.

Nasa says the TPS has been tested to withstand up to 1,650C temperatures and "can handle any heat the sun can send its way".

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