Australia  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

NASA Solar Probe Makes Closest-Ever Flyby of the Sun

Video Credit: Newsy Studio - Duration: 00:52s - Published < > Embed
NASA Solar Probe Makes Closest-Ever Flyby of the Sun

NASA Solar Probe Makes Closest-Ever Flyby of the Sun

The solar probe is passing through a region with material as hot as 3.6 million degrees Fahrenheit.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

NASA Solar Probe Makes Closest-Ever Flyby of the Sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has made the closest-ever approach by a spacecraft to the sun.

The probe passed  within 15 million miles  of our star Monday evening.  That might not seem super close until you consider that the sun's outer atmosphere — known as its corona — can reach temperatures in the  millions of degrees Fahrenheit .

NASA says the area the probe is currently passing through contains material at 3.6 million degrees Fahrenheit.  Luckily for the probe, there's too little of that material to convect or conduct the sun's heat, so the biggest problem it's facing is radiation.

That alone is enough to warm its heat shield up to 820 degrees Fahrenheit.

The temperature of the corona, and the question of why it's  hundreds of times hotter  than the sun's surface below, are two of the things the probe is intended to investigate.  NASA expects the probe to make 24 more similar solar approaches over the span of its mission. 




You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

What Will We Name the Solar System’s Next Planet? || PLANET X?? [Video]What Will We Name the Solar System’s Next Planet? || PLANET X??

In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a “dwarf planet.” This had two main effects on our solar system: it reduced the number of recognized planets to eight, and left many Earthlings very sad. But..

Credit: Boating Magazine     Duration: 04:11Published

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captures Two Solar Eclipses On The Planet Mars [Video]NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captures Two Solar Eclipses On The Planet Mars

On Thursday NASA shared images captured by its Mars rover Curiosity of solar eclipses caused by Phobos and Deimos, which are the two moons of Mars. Geek.com reports that the solar filters on..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:32Published

A NASA Mars Rover Captured A Solar Eclipse On Red Planet [Video]A NASA Mars Rover Captured A Solar Eclipse On Red Planet

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity captured images of a solar eclipse that occurred after the sun had set.

Credit: Geo Beats     Duration: 00:35Published

NASA Proposes Trip To Neptune's Moon Triton [Video]NASA Proposes Trip To Neptune's Moon Triton

NASA has proposed sending a spacecraft to Neptune in order to study its largest moon, Triton, up close. Representative’s from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) announced the plan at a the Lunar and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

ISS Astronauts Replace Station Batteries in Spacewalk [Video]ISS Astronauts Replace Station Batteries in Spacewalk

Two flight engineers on board the International Space Station conducted a spacewalk on March 22 to replace some of the batteries that allow the station to operate when its solar cells are out of sight..

Credit: Storyful Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Did the Moon Just Move in Reverse?! [Video]Did the Moon Just Move in Reverse?!

While NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory had its eye on the sun, it captured a unique lunar transit that makes it appear to suddenly reverse course.

Credit: AmazeLab     Duration: 00:58Published

NASA Spacecraft Catches Totally New Perspective of an Eclipse [Video]NASA Spacecraft Catches Totally New Perspective of an Eclipse

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory experiences an eclipse season twice a year when it catches the Earth blocking the sun's view once a day for a few weeks.

Credit: AmazeLab     Duration: 00:55Published

Earth's atmosphere reaches twice the distance to the moon [Video]Earth's atmosphere reaches twice the distance to the moon

WASHINGTON — New research from ESA and NASA show the real size of Earth's geocorona. New observations from a study by the European Space Agency and NASA show that Earth's geocorona, an atmospheric..

Credit: TomoNews US     Duration: 01:16Published

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.