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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 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 »

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 »

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

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

WKARNASA Plans To Launch A Probe Next Year To 'Touch The Sun'WKARIt'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 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'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 »

NASA's New Sun Probe Could Help Avert Solar Storm Catastrophe - NBCNews.com;

NASA's New Sun Probe Could Help Avert Solar Storm Catastrophe - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comNASA's New Sun Probe Could Help Avert Solar Storm CatastropheNBCNews.comThe 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 ...and more »

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NASA solar probe to "touch" sun's atmosphere - CBS News

CBS NewsNASA solar probe to "touch" sun's atmosphereCBS NewsA 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 ...and more »

NASA Parker Solar Probe sun mission named in honor of Eugene Parker - SlashGear;

NASA Parker Solar Probe sun mission named in honor of Eugene Parker - SlashGear

SlashGearNASA Parker Solar Probe sun mission named in honor of Eugene ParkerSlashGearAs 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 ...and more »

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

New NASA Space Probe Will Fly INTO The SunThe Daily CallerThe 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 ...and more »

NASA Spacecraft Will Aim Straight For Sun in 2018 - Iosco County News Herald;

NASA Spacecraft Will Aim Straight For Sun in 2018 - Iosco County News Herald

Iosco County News HeraldNASA Spacecraft Will Aim Straight For Sun in 2018Iosco County News HeraldA 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.and more »

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

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

ABC OnlineParker Solar Probe: NASA's journey to touch the SunABC OnlineThe 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.and more »

NASA Is Building A Probe To 'Touch The Sun' In 2018 - HuffPost;

NASA Is Building A Probe To 'Touch The Sun' In 2018 - HuffPost

HuffPostNASA Is Building A Probe To 'Touch The Sun' In 2018HuffPostWith 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 ...and more »

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will blast off in 2018 to explore the sun - TechSpot;

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will blast off in 2018 to explore the sun - TechSpot

TechSpotNASA's Parker Solar Probe will blast off in 2018 to explore the sunTechSpotNASA 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 ...and more »