NASA's Trip to the Sun!

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by Yazata, May 30, 2017.

  1. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    NASA is planning to announce a new spacecraft intended to visit the Sun! Or at least closer to the Sun than ever before, inside the Sun's corona. The mission is going to be called 'Solar Probe Plus'. There's supposed to be a news conference about it Wednesday, to be live-streamed on NASA's website.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/s...nce-first-mission-to-sun-corona-a7761971.html

    It's gonna be bright and toasty down there. The plan seems to be for a small spacecraft that's going to wear its shades and plenty of sun-block, sheltering behind a heat shield like a space-capsule reentering the atmosphere from orbit.
     
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  7. danshawen Valued Senior Member

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    They should plan to go at night. It would be even cooler.
     
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    Otherwise they just want to burn some money.
     
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