NASA Just Revealed Their Big Plan to 'Touch the Sun'

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NASA is going to make a big announcement about the astounding mission “Touch the Sun” on this Wednesday. NASA planned to disclose the solar mysteries.  Last February, the mission to send a probe within the 4 million miles of the sun’s atmosphere was disclosed, but NASA remained quiet and didn’t reveal its attempt to divulge the mysteries of the sun and its environment.

NASA will release a Solar Probe Plus to the sun which will have to persist the temperatures and radiations of the sun and the data it will collect will help the astronomers to forecast the storms and provide indications on some of the deepest ambiguities surrounding our nearest star.
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory


Today we are more dependent on technology then we ever were. Not only our modern technology but we human also need safety from the severe winds of charged particles and the radiations. Because these charged particles and radiations can make us suffer from the massive damage from the dangerous solar activity.

NASA decided to get closer and private to the Sun’s corona to find means to develop our understanding.

The probe that is going to fly to the sun will be forced to tolerate the temperature up to 1400degree Celsius.

It was asked by Brad Tucker from the Australian National University’s Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics that how NASA thinks to be successful in this feat.

He explained that “the biggest leap in this mission is the heat shield”

“Heat shield is an 11.5cm dense carbon complex shield, which can bear temperatures up to 1400degrees Celsius. Carbon composite is letting us to much more intricate stuff.”

Besides this the US$1.5 billion SPP will use a system of an active water circulatory system which will to shield the instruments that will measure the electric and magnetic fields, electron temperatures and the plasma density of the corona. There will be an imaging system that will take snaps over there.


On Wednesday, jump onto NASA TV to watch and listen that how the researchers are planning this mission. 

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