NASA to announce its first mission to ‘touch the Sun’ today
New Delhi, 31 May: In what is supposed to be a landmark in space science, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will officially announce its first mission to fly our sun directly into the atmosphere. Calling the first “touch the sun” mission, the space agency in its statement said it would make the announcement at 11 am EDT Wednesday (meaning HST 8:30 pm Wednesday). The announcement will be made at the Eckhardt Research Center William Auditorium at the University of Chicago. The official announcement reported that the event will be broadcast live on NASA television and the agency’s website.
NASA Solar Probe Plus (SPP) should be launched in the summer of 2018. The NASA spacecraft will be placed into orbit at least four million kilometers from the surface of the sun. In this orbit, the spacecraft will encounter heat and radiation, unlike any spaceship in history.
The sun is 93 million miles (about 150 million kilometers) from Earth. The connection and interaction between the Sun and Earth in car of the stations, the ocean currents, the weather, the climate, the radiation belts and the northern lights. Although it is special to us, there are a billion stars as our sun dispersed in the galaxy of the Milky Way. It is believed that NASA’s spacecraft to explore the outer atmosphere of the sun and make critical observations that answer questions about physics decennial how the stars work. The resulting data will improve the main meteorological forecasts weather phenomena that influence life on Earth, as well as satellites and astronauts in space.
According to reports, a block instrument of 370 kilograms (815 pounds) called Helios 2 arrived about 43 million kilometers (27 million miles) from the surface of the Sun in its mission to study the solar winds and the cosmic radiation in 1976. He was informed that NASA will be closer to the Helios 2 sun crown to improve understanding of the sun.
Participants will be part of NASA’s solar mission are Thomas Zurbuchen, associate director of the NASA Science Mission Directorate in Washington; Nicola Fox, scientific mission project at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, Eugene Parker, S. Chandrasekhar Distinguished Professor Emeritus Professor at the University of Chicago, Eric Isaacs, Executive Vice President Research, Innovation And the National Laboratories to the University of Chicago, Rocky Kolb, Dean of the Division of Physical Sciences at the University of Chicago.