A real scorcher: NASA probe to fly into sun's atmosphere - Rappler

UP CLOSE. Illustration of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. Image courtesy Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. MIAMI, USA – A new NASA mission aims to brush by the sun, coming closer than any spacecraft in history ...

NASA To Launch Parker Solar Probe Mission 'Touch The Sun' In 2018 - Science Times

(Photo : VideoFromSpace/Youtube) The Parker Solar Probe is slated to orbit the sun's corona atmosphere in 2018. NASA has recently announced its mission to launch a space probe into the sun's atmosphere where the temperature reaches up to 500,000C.

WORLD: NASA sending probe to 'touch' the sun—here's why - St. Lucia News Online

NASA has embarked on many successful missions—from rocketing astronauts to the moon to launching the first spacecraft to reach interstellar space. But it hasn't yet sent a mission to the sun. The deterrent? Our nearest star's searing heat. The surface ...

NASA Plans To Launch A Probe Next Year To 'Touch The Sun' - WKAR

It's a mission that's been in the works for nearly 60 years. NASA says it will launch a spacecraft in 2018 to "touch the sun," sending it closer to the star's surface than ever before. The spacecraft is small – its instruments would fit into a ...

NASA is gearing up to fly a robot dangerously close to the sun and 'touch' the star - Business Insider Australia

Solar probe plus approaches sun illustration nasa NASA/JHU/APLAn illustration of NASA's Parker Solar Probe (previously called Solar Probe Plus) as it flies toward the sun. NASA is a launching a probe to get closer to the sun than any mission in history.

NASA's Solar Probe Will 'Touch The Sun' From 4 Million Miles Away - Newsy

Scientists will investigate how the corona reaches blistering temperatures, how the solar wind gets its speed and how space weather affects Earth. ShareTweetEmail · SMS. Flash plugin failed to load. Share Video.

First NASA spacecraft named after living researcher to head for the sun - CBC.ca

A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year and bear the name of the astrophysicist who predicted the existence of the solar wind nearly 60 years ago. The space agency announced Wednesday that the red-hot mission would be named after ...

NASA's sun-kissing probe gets a hot new name - Popular Science

The spacecraft formerly known as the Solar Probe Plus shall henceforth be called the Parker Solar Probe—a nod to Eugene Parker, the first astrophysicist to describe solar wind. NASA announced the name change on Wednesday. The mission itself isn't news ...

NASA's first sun mission underway - KelownaNow

Up until now, the only attempted flight towards the sun was done by Icarus, the Greek mythology character - and that didn't end well for him. Next summer, NASA is attempting to fly straight into the sun's atmosphere for the first time. On May 31, the ...

NASA Just Unveiled Their Next Mission: “We Will Finally Touch the Sun.” - Futurism

NASA has released new details about its solar probe and renamed it the Parker Solar Probe. In 1958, astrophysicist Eugene Parker first suggested the presence of a solar wind, which is the primary object of study for this historic mission to the Sun.

NASA launching probe for deep dive into sun's atmosphere - Springfield News Sun

SSPL via Getty Images This photo taken from the Skylab space station on December 19, 1973, shows one of the most spectacular solar flares ever recorded. Solar flares are sudden outbursts of energy originating on the sun's surface and projecting far ...

NASA's New Sun Probe Could Help Avert Solar Storm Catastrophe - NBCNews.com

The Parker Solar Probe is set to launch into the sun's atmosphere in 2018. It's a mission nearly 60 years in the making. May.31.2017 / 3:05 PM ET. Parker Solar Probe Approaching the Sun :: /. Artist's concept of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft ...

NASA solar probe to "touch" sun's atmosphere - CBS News

A NASA spacecraft being readied for launch in 2018 will make repeated trips through the sun's outer atmosphere, passing within 4 million miles of the star's blazing surface at more than 430,000 mph to shed light on what powers the sun's high ...

NASA Parker Solar Probe sun mission named in honor of Eugene Parker - SlashGear

As promised, NASA has made an announcement related to its sun investigation mission, the now-formerly named Solar Probe Plus. The space agency, it turns out, has decided to change the mission's name to Parker Solar Probe in honor of astrophysicist ...

NASA Spacecraft Will Aim Straight For Sun in 2018 - Iosco County News Herald

A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year. The space agency announced the red-hot mission Wednesday at the University of Chicago along with a name change. (May 31). Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress.

NASA Is Building A Probe To 'Touch The Sun' In 2018 - HuffPost

With an orbit of within four million miles of the sun's surface, the “Parker Solar Probe” ― named in honor of Dr. Eugene Parker, the University of Chicago professor who successfully predicted the existence of solar wind in 1958 ― the probe will give ...

NASA's first mission to Sun renamed Parker Solar Probe - Business Standard

NASA on Wednesday announced that it has renamed the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft - humanity's first mission to a star, which will be launched in 2018 - as the Parker Solar Probe in honour of astrophysicist Eugene Parker. "This is the first time NASA has ...

U.S. Probe to Make Unprecedented Plunge Into Sun's Atmosphere - U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Eugene Parker, University of Chicago astrophysicist, (L), receives a first scale model of Parker Solar Probe from Dr. Nicola Fox, project scientist for the Solar Probe Plus, (R), during the NASA announcement on its first mission to fly directly ...

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will blast off in 2018 to explore the sun - TechSpot

NASA on Wednesday shared details on an upcoming mission that'll send a probe closer to the surface of the sun than any spacecraft before it. The Parker Solar Probe, slated to launch no earlier than July 31, 2018, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in ...

NASA Announces Solar Probe Which Will 'Touch the Sun' - Breitbart News

At a press conference on Wednesday, NASA announced the “Parker Solar Probe,” which will be sent on a mission to examine and research the Sun up close. The mission, which is being launched next year, “will gather data about the sun's outermost ...