The Parker Solar Probe is said to travel so fast that its closest approach to the sun will come at an expected 430,000 miles per hour. NASA's Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, said, "This probe will journey to a region humanity has never explored before".
Apart from all these, NASA is also inviting people to send their names to the Sun along with this mission.
All the names will be put on a microchip aboard the space craft - Parker Solar Probe. Going to Sun is nearly physically impossible for humans so, NASA wants to ensure that at least the names of people on Earth should reach our own star, the Sun.
For scientists, understanding the Sun has been of utmost importance because it is from Sun that our Earth and other planets are formed. "This mission will answer questions scientists have sought to uncover for more than six decades". It will also delve into what accelerates the solar wind and solar energetic particles.
"Parker Solar Probe is going to help us learn about how the Sun works, how it affects life and technology here on Earth", Shatner 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.
To play out these remarkable examinations, the rocket and instruments will be shielded from the Sun's warmth by a 4.5-inch-thick carbon-composite shield, which should withstand temperatures outside the shuttle that achieve nearly 2,500 F. This cutting edge warm shield will keep the four instrument suites meant to examine attractive fields, plasma and vivacious particles, and picture the sun oriented breeze at room temperature. The mission will upset our comprehension of the Sun, where changing conditions can spread out into the close planetary system, influencing Earth and different universes. Its mission is to collect data about the sun's magnetic fields, solar wind and more.
"Parker Solar Probe is, quite literally, the fastest, hottest - and, to me, coolest - mission under the sun", said project scientist Nicola Fox of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland, U.S.
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