NASA's getting complete to plunge a spacecraft-deeper into the Sun than ever-before - Physics-Astronomy.org

NASA's getting complete to plunge a spacecraft-deeper into the Sun than ever-before

NASA is one step closer in its work to 'touch' the Sun. previous week, it announced that the Solar Probe Plus work had passed a top milestone, keeping it on track for a 2018 launch.
The Solar Probe Plus work will start with the launch of a spaceship that will total 24 orbits of the Sun. Then, after completing seven flybys of Venus to get closer & closer, the spacecraft will dive into the corona, or the outer atmosphere of the Sun.

The three closest orbits will be presently under 6.4 million km (4 million miles) from the Sun’s surface – that’s seven times closer than any spacecraft has ever come to our neighbourhood fireball.
That close to the Sun, the spacecraft will face 500 times as a lot solar intensity as a spacecraft orbiting Earth.
According to NASA, the spacecraft will collect data about solar activity, which will help scientists forecast major space-weather actions, such as solar flares that impact life on Earth. These solar flares, or eruptions of high-energy rays from the Sun, can damage satellites and power lines.
The primary goals for Solar Probe Plus include tracing the flow of energy from the corona, as fine as understanding the heating of it. The mission will also explore how solar winds (streams of charged and energetic particle flowing from the Sun) are accelerated.
And remember that dismal black 'hole' rising on the surface of the Sun? NASA hopes to investigate features like it on the Sun, which can create solar storms that are so risky to our electronics that "scientists fear civilisation could be sent back to the dark ages if a great blast were to strike the Earth", Inquisitr reports.
Scientists have been dream of a mission like this for 60 years, and today’s skill will finally allow it to happen.
The probe will carry instrument allowing scientists to study magnetic fields, plasma and lively particles, as well as picture the solar wind. A 11.5-cm (4.5-inch) thick carbon-composite shield will protect the probe from the Sun’s sizzling temperature (which can reach nearly 1,371 degrees Celsius, or 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit), miraculously care its insides at room temperature.
"Solar Probe Plus is a true mission of examination; for example, the spacecraft will go close sufficient to the Sun to watch the solar wind speed from subsonic to supersonic, and it will fly through the birthplace of the highest-energy solar particles," JHUAPL wrote on the work website.
"Still, as with any huge mission of discovery, Solar Probe Plus is likely to make more question than it answers."


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