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NASA to make closest approach yet to the Sun - Cosmos

NASA to make closest approach yet to the SunCosmosThe Parker Solar Probe to be launched in 2018 will make a closer approach than ever before to our nearest star, writes Andrew Masterson. Share. Tweet. The corona of the Sun – a streaming aura of plasma given complex structure by the star's magnetic ...and more »

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

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

WGNOHere comes the sun: NASA's first mission to the star set for 2018WGNO(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 probe to explore the sun's atmosphere for first time - The Australian;

NASA probe to explore the sun's atmosphere for first time - The Australian

The AustralianNASA probe to explore the sun's atmosphere for first timeThe AustralianNASA will launch an unprecedented mission to fly directly into the sun's atmosphere, zooming within 6.5 million kilometres of the surface and withstanding temperatures of up to 1,300 Celsius. The mission has been named the Parker Solar Probe after ...and more »

NASA probes to fly into Sun's atmosphere - Daily Times

NASA probes to fly into Sun's atmosphereDaily TimesMIAMI: A new 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, the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) said Wednesday. After ...and more »

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

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

Science TimesNASA To Launch Parker Solar Probe Mission 'Touch The Sun' In 2018Science 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.and more »

NASA outlines Parker Solar Probe mission to 'touch the sun' - WBIR-TV;

NASA outlines Parker Solar Probe mission to 'touch the sun' - WBIR-TV

WBIR-TVNASA outlines Parker Solar Probe mission to 'touch the sun'WBIR-TVNASA says this will be the first time a space probe will enter the sun's atmosphere. Scientists hope to learn more about solar events to improve forecasting of space weather. WBIR 6:53 PM. EDT May 31, 2017. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ ...and more »

Here comes the sun: NASA's hottest mission starts next year - euronews;

Here comes the sun: NASA's hottest mission starts next year - euronews

euronewsHere comes the sun: NASA's hottest mission starts next yeareuronewsA NASA spacecraft set to launch next year will make a series of unprecedented plunges into the sun's scorching atmosphere to better understand how the star works and how it impacts space weather. The Parker Solar Probem designed and built by the Johns ...and more »

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

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

St. Lucia News OnlineWORLD: NASA sending probe to 'touch' the sun—here's whySt. Lucia News OnlineNASA 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 ...and more »

Newly Named NASA Spacecraft Will Aim Straight for the Sun - New York Times;

Newly Named NASA Spacecraft Will Aim Straight for the Sun - New York Times

New York TimesNewly Named NASA Spacecraft Will Aim Straight for the SunNew York TimesAn illustration of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. Credit Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Last week, NASA teased that it would have an announcement about next year's mission to send a spacecraft into the ...and more »

NASA Wants to “Soak Up the Sun” Again - FOX News Radio (blog);

NASA Wants to “Soak Up the Sun” Again - FOX News Radio (blog)

FOX News Radio (blog)NASA Wants to “Soak Up the Sun” AgainFOX News Radio (blog)NASA wants to visit the sun and will launch a probe next year. It's being named for professor Eugene Parker, who discovered solar winds. He's about to turn 90-years-old. He's excited the probe will travel to a spot closer than four million miles from ...and more »

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

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

KTICNASA to send unmanned probe to investigate the sun up closeKTIC(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 ...and more »

NASA's first mission to Sun renamed Parker Solar Probe - The New Indian Express;

NASA's first mission to Sun renamed Parker Solar Probe - The New Indian Express

The New Indian ExpressNASA's first mission to Sun renamed Parker Solar ProbeThe New Indian ExpressWASHINGTON: 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 ...and more »

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

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

Business Insider AustraliaNASA is gearing up to fly a robot dangerously close to the sun and 'touch' the starBusiness Insider AustraliaSolar 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.and more »

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

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

NewsyNASA's Solar Probe Will 'Touch The Sun' From 4 Million Miles AwayNewsyScientists 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.and more »

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

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

CBC.caFirst NASA spacecraft named after living researcher to head for the sunCBC.caA 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 ...and more »

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

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

NPRNASA Plans To Launch A Probe Next Year To 'Touch The Sun'NPRIt'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 ...and more »

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

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

Popular ScienceNASA's sun-kissing probe gets a hot new namePopular ScienceThe 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 ...and more »

NASA's first sun mission underway - KelownaNow;

NASA's first sun mission underway - KelownaNow

KelownaNowNASA's first sun mission underwayKelownaNowUp 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 ...and more »

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

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

FuturismNASA Just Unveiled Their Next Mission: “We Will Finally Touch the Sun.”FuturismNASA 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.and more »

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

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

Springfield News SunNASA launching probe for deep dive into sun's atmosphereSpringfield News SunSSPL 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 ...and more »