NASA is sending a spacecraft closer to the sun

Parker Solar Probe will be closer to the sun than any man-made object that has been sent into space

NASA is sending a spacecraft closer to the sun than anyone has ever been before, where it will withstand a heat of 2,510 F

  • Parker Solar Probe will fly closer to the sun than any other man-made object
  • The probe the size of a car, which will get within 3.9 million miles of the surface of the sun
  • Scientists hope to discover the mystery of why their outer layer is warmer than the surface

Daily Mail Reporter

NASA will send a spacecraft on a mission to closely observe the sun.

Parker Solar Probe, named after the American solar astrophysicist Eugene Parker, will fly closer to our star than any other man-made object.

The probe the size of a car, which will reach 3.9 million miles from the surface of the sun, will take off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday at 8.33 a. M., British time. It is expected to approach the sun in 2024.

Parker Solar Probe will be closer to the sun than any man-made object that has been sent into space

Parker Solar Probe will be closer to the sun than any man-made object that has been sent into space

Scientists hope to discover mysteries such as why the sun's corona, the outermost layer of its atmosphere, is warmer than its surface.

The spacecraft will orbit around the sun 24 times, sampling the solar wind and providing close observations, while supporting temperatures of 1,377 ° C (2510 ° F).

A thermal shield made with a carbon composite coated with ceramic will protect it from extreme conditions, says NASA.

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