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Nasa Parker Solar Probe: Just how close can we get to the Sun? - International Business Times UK

Nasa's mission to 'touch the Sun' will see its solar probe fly closer to the Sun than ever before. India Ashok. By India Ashok. Updated May 31, 2017 17:42 BST. Nasa Solar Probe Plus mission NASA Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope aboard ESA's SOHO ...and more »

Mission to the sun will protect us from devastating solar storms and help us travel deeper into space - The Conversation UK

From prayer and sacrifice to sunbathing, humans have worshipped the sun since time immemorial. And it's no wonder. At around 150m km away, it is close enough to provide the light, heat and energy to sustain the entire human race. But despite the fact ...and more »

Nasa's hotly anticipated solar mission renamed to honour astrophysicist Eugene Parker - The Guardian

The Parker Solar Probe will launch in 2018 and attempt to come within 4m miles of the sun's surface. The sun. Nasa's hotly anticipated solar mission renamed to honour astrophysicist Eugene Parker. Renamed the Parker Solar Probe to honour solar ...and more »

Nasa unveils pathfinding mission to 'touch the Sun' - Financial Times

A US spacecraft will swoop inside the Sun's corona, its superheated outer atmosphere, on a pathfinding mission to learn more about how stars work. Nasa's $1.5bn Parker Solar Probe, which will be protected by a shield that can withstand temperatures of ...and more »

Here comes the sun: NASA's first mission to the star set for 2018 - CNN

(CNN) Wearing a nearly 5-inch coat of carbon-composite solar shields, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will explore the sun's atmosphere in a mission that begins in the summer of 2018. It's not a journey that any human can make, so NASA is sending a roughly ...and more »

NASA Is Launching a Probe to a Star - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. For one NASA mission, flying too close to the sun isn't a concern. It's the whole point. On Wednesday, the space agency announced some details about its planned ...and more »

Nasa's mission to Sun renamed after astrophysicist behind solar wind theory -

Nasa's 2018 mission to the Sun has been named after the astrophysicist who first proposed the theory of solar wind, Eugene Parker. Advertisement. The Parker Solar Probe is set to come within four million miles of the giant gas ball's surface as it ...and more »

NASA Sending Probe to 'Touch' the Sun—Here's Why - National Geographic

The sun's searing heat has made a mission into the star's atmosphere impossible until now. Picture of the sun. View Images. Photograph by NASA/SDO. By Rachel Hartigan Shea. PUBLISHED May 31, 2017. This story appears in the August 2017 issue of National ...and more »

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

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 ...and more »

NASA launching spacecraft that will 'touch' the Sun in 2018 - The Weather Network

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 12:17 PM - NASA is launching a spacecraft in 2018 that will 'touch' the Sun, Saturn's icy moon Enceladus apparently took a hit that knocked it on its side, and hear what it sounds like when a meteoroid hits a spacecraft's camera ...and more »