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 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 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 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 ...

New NASA Space Probe Will Fly INTO The Sun - The Daily Caller

The Parker Solar Probe (PSP), or Solar Probe Plus, is scheduled to launch in the summer of 2018. The probe will orbit within four million miles of the sun's surface, through its outer corona, to explore the star's outer atmosphere. The probe will be ...

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.

Parker Solar Probe: NASA's journey to touch the Sun - ABC Online

The Parker Solar Probe will get closer to the Sun than any spacecraft in history. (Supplied: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory). Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on WhatsApp; Print; Mail; Other share options.

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 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 ...