NASA Is Going to The Sun, Here’s Why That’s So Crazy

Published on August 18, 2018
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! NASA is launching humanity’s first ever mission to touch the Sun, and it could solve two of the most vexing mysteries in astrophysics.

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Parker Solar Probe
https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/parker-solar-probe
“NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to ‘touch’ the Sun.”

Launch Week Begins for Parker Solar Probe
https://blogs.nasa.gov/parkersolarprobe/2018/08/07/launch-week-begins-for-parker-solar-probe/
“Teams preparing for launch of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe are beginning a busy week leading up to liftoff, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11, at 3:33 a.m.”

Parker Solar Probe – Spacecraft
http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/Spacecraft/index.php#Extreme-Environments
“PSP will perform its scientific investigations in a hazardous region of intense heat and solar radiation. The spacecraft will fly close enough to the Sun to watch the solar wind speed up from subsonic to supersonic, and it will fly though the birthplace of the highest-energy solar particles.”

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