We’re gonna touch the Sun!

Oh finally! Mankind is going to the Sun! In a week or so. Save the date: August 11.

Parker Solar Probe may change all the things we’ve known regarding Sun. Can you believe that?  Almost all the vitality on Earth continues their life with the light and energy coming from the Sun and we have never gone there. We’ve been studying it for decades for god’s sake!

What is Parker gonna do? It will study the Sun closer than any human-made object ever has. About 6 million km. Close enough huh? =)

Since it’s getting too close, extreme engineering techniques were used in the vehicle. Some sophisticated shields in order to prevent itself from the Sun’s heat, surfaces that reflects Sun’s light and etc… So many technical details that I cannot understand. What I understand is it’s like a miracle!

I remember my teacher in the elementary school said: “it’s impossible for us to reach the Sun”. It’s not anymore. This is going to be magical!

For more information:

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/nasa-prepares-to-launch-parker-solar-probe-a-mission-to-touch-the-sun

https://www.space.com/41376-parker-solar-probe-launch-week-away.html

 

 

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