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Until now, NASA's Helios 2 was the vessel that has got the closest to the sun: in 1976, it came within 27 million miles of the surface of the sun.
This is about to change, as NASA is planning on making its brand new Parker Solar Probe have a path that will take it 3.83 million miles away from the sun. The journey will have as main purpose to gather as much information as possible on the yellow star.
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When planning to send its brand new vessel to investigate on the sun, NASA has to take into account serious threats to its astronauts.
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By setting as goal the exploration of the sun starting this year and ending in 2025, NASA is bound to save the world trillions of dollars.
This is possible, as it is expected that the journey finds answers such as the functioning of solar winds, that can actually destroy satellites and me...
When traveling to the sun, astronauts take huge risks, as the sun emits an enormous amount of radiation. Usually this radiation is associated with heart issues or strokes.
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NASA's newest vessel, the Parker Solar Probe, comes equipped with a custom-made heat shield, the so-called 'Thermal Protection System', which will protect the instruments behind it from high heat radiation. At the very end of the travel, any remaining unprotected parts of the Parker S...
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1. First spacecraft to study a star - Our Sun.
The Parker solar probe, launched on August 11, 2018 is a part of NASA’s ‘Living With a Star’ program.
This probe will attempt to study two sections of the Sun: the corona and its atmosphere.
2. First mission to be named after livi...
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