Send Your Name To The Sun On An Upcoming NASA Mission

09 March, 2018, 03:37 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe Could Send Your Name to the Sun

The US space organization on Tuesday said it would acknowledge entries until April 27, 2018. NASA has invited people from around the world to submit their names to be placed on a microchip aboard its historic Parker Solar Probe mission launching in summer 2018.

Image copyright NASA What is the Parker Solar Probe?

Apart from all these, NASA is also inviting people to send their names to the Sun along with this mission.

By using Venus' gravity to steer its trajectory closer to the Sun with each pass, the probe saves vital fuel and battery power while bringing itself as close as 3.83 million miles from the surface of the Sun-a distance far closer than the planet Mercury and seven times closer than any other spacecraft has ever ventured.

Understanding the Sun has always been a top priority for scientists.

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The names will be written on a microchip which is going to be attached aboard the spacecraft that will travel through the brutal weather conditions, fearless heat and reach the Sun's atmosphere. "This mission will answer questions scientists have sought to uncover for more than six decades", Mr. Zurbuchen said.

This state-of-the-art heat shield will protect instruments created to study magnetic fields, plasma and energetic particles, and capture footage of the solar wind at room temperature. It will also delve into what accelerates the solar wind and solar energetic particles.

The mission will alter our comprehension of the Sun, where changing conditions can spread out into the nearby planetary group, influencing Earth and different universes, NASA said. At its closest approach, it would be flying at about 430,000 miles per hour, which is enough for someone to reach Tokyo from Washington, DC within just a minute. NASA has mentioned that it will aid the spacecraft and the instruments with a 4.5-inch thick coating of the Carbon-Composite shield which will take care of the intensity of heat that will prevail outside the spacecraft.

The probe will be used to study the Sun's magnetic fields and to capture video footage of solar winds.

The $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe mission is scheduled to launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 31. "This incredible spacecraft is going to reveal so much about our star and how it works that we've not been able to understand", said project scientist Nicola Fox of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.


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