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

(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 ...

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

NASA 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 ...

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

MIAMI: 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 ...

NASA spacecraft will aim at the sun - Hamilton Spectator

This image made available by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory depicts NASA's Solar Probe Plus spacecraft approaching the sun. next play/pause pre 1/1. Hamilton Spectator. By Marcia Dunn. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA ...

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.

A NASA Probe Will Head to the Sun to Learn about Solar Weather - Inverse

The now-named Parker Space Probe will help us predict when solar storms are imminent. By Mark Kaufman. on May 31, 2017. Filed Under Physics, Planets & Weather. The Solar Probe Plus — the little bugger that NASA is shooting straight into the sun in the ...

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

NASA 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+ ...

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

A 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 ...

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 ...

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

An 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 ...

NASA Wants to “Soak Up the Sun” Again - FOX 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 ...

NASA Announces 2018 Mission To 'Touch The Sun' - Western Journalism

The mission, slated for summer of next year, will be another big step for mankind, but it won't be a step for man. NASA will send a roughly 10-foot-high probe into orbit and closer to the sun than any spacecraft has ever reached before. Admittedly, the ...

NASA plans to launch a probe next year to 'touch the sun' - 89.3 KPCC

An artist's rendering of the newly named Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. /Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. 161193 full. Share. Share via Email email; Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook. It's a mission that's been ...

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

WASHINGTON: 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 ...

5 things to know about Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law, senior adviser - Austin American-Statesman

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has come under increased scrutiny after reports surfaced last week claiming that he discussed setting up a secret communications channel with Russian officials late last year. >> Read more trending news.

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.

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 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 ...