NASA Announces Solar Probe Which Will 'Touch the Sun' - Newsline

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 ...

NASA to send unmanned probe to investigate the sun up close - KTIC

(NEW YORK) — In the summer of 2018, NASA will launch a one-of-a-kind mission directly into the sun's atmosphere in an effort to bring back answers to solar physics questions that have long puzzled scientists. The mission, which has been discussed ...

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'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 launching probe for deep dive into sun's atmosphere - FOX13 Memphis

NASA is launching a probe to one of the most hostile environments imaginable: the sun. It's the first time a spacecraft will fly directly into the sun's atmosphere, or corona, where it will encounter temperatures of almost 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ...

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 to launch first mission to the sun in 2018 - Cloverdale Reporter

NASA will launch their first mission to the sun in 2018, the space agency announced Wednesday morning. The spacecraft, the Parker Solar Probe named in honour of astrophysicist Eugene Parker, is scheduled to launch during a 20-day window that opens ...

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 ...

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 probe to 'touch the sun' in historic mission - ITV News

Nasa has announced a historic mission that will send a probe directly into the Sun's atmosphere. The US space agency has revealed the probe will "touch the Sun" as it flies within 3.9 million miles of the star's surface into the solar atmosphere, which ...

NASA will 'touch the sun' NEXT YEAR and predict when 'huge solar event' will destroy Earth - Daily Star

NASA is sending a probe to “touch the sun” in a daring mission to prepare for a “huge solar event” that could spark havoc on Earth. 0. By Nicholas Bieber / Published 31st May 2017. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00 ...

New NASA solar probe will make history with flight into sun - Syracuse.com

This image made available by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory depicts NASA's Solar Probe Plus spacecraft approaching the sun. ( Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory via AP ). By Kevin Tampone.

NASA Will Launch a Historic Mission to 'Touch the Sun' - Observer

NASA has announced its first mission to fly a spacecraft directly toward the Sun. The extraordinary undertaking will see the Parker Solar Probe fly within a scorching 4 million miles of our host star, and if successful, it would be the closest any ...

NASA's spacecraft 'Solar Probe Plus' will aim straight for Sun in 2018! - Zee News

The US space agency said, the mission aims to brush by the sun, coming closer than any spacecraft in history to its scorching heat and radiation in order to reveal how stars are made. . By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 23:42.

News in brief: NASA sends probe to the Sun; subway gets phone coverage; Facebook pushes back - Naked Security

Boldly planning to go where no human – or spacecraft – has gone before, NASA is to send a probe 93m miles to the Sun. The probe, which will launch next year, has been named the Parker Solar Probe in honour of Eugene Parker, the astrophysicist who ...

WATCH: NASA makes big announcement about mission to fly directly into the sun's atmosphere - AOL

NASA officials announced on Wednesday the agency's first-ever-mission to fly directly into the sun's atmosphere, where the spacecraft is expected to face unprecedented temperatures of up to 1,400 degrees Celsius. The US space agency said the mission, ...

Solar eclipse explained - Smoky Mountain News

The science behind the upcoming solar eclipse will be up for discussion during a program beginning 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Franklin. Enrique Gomez, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Western ...