NASA launch Sun probe

NASA has successfully launched its mission to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before.

The Parker Solar Probe rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, on Sunday evening.

The probe is set to become the fastest-moving manmade object in history.

Its goal is to provide data about the Sun’s behaviour.

It is the first spacecraft to be named after a living person – astrophysicist Eugene Parker, 91, who first described solar wind in 1958.

What will the probe do?
The probe aims to dip directly into our star’s outer atmosphere, or corona.

It will zip past Venus in six weeks and make the first rendezvous with the Sun a further six weeks after that.

Over the course of seven years, Parker will make 24 loops around our star to study the physics of the corona, the place where much of the important activity that affects the Earth seems to originate.

The probe will dip inside this tenuous atmosphere, sampling conditions, and getting to just 6.16 million km from the Sun’s broiling “surface”.

It will also be the fastest human-made object ever, travelling around the Sun at speeds of up to 690,000km/hr. That is the same as traveling from Tokyo to New York in one minute.

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Timothy
Timothy
2 years ago

wonder how that goes

Jake
Jake
2 years ago

i wont to see that

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

so hot and cool I love it

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

that is cool!

Lunasong
Lunasong
2 years ago

I think that it might burn up before it actually reaches the sun. But it is worth a shot.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

That is so cool when do they do it?

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

that’s cool.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow! Our Technology is great!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow that is so cool I wish i was in that or something

Guest
Guest
2 years ago

Wow Cool!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

IDK

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

awesome

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

yay we’ll know how close we are to dying.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

how is it not catching on fire.

connor
connor
1 year ago

wow

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