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NASA will send your name to the Sun, submit your name online

Washington, March 7:  Are you want to send your name to travel through the Sun’s atmosphere, braving the brutal heat and radiation conditions? A great chance comes to your hand. NASA is looking for people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on a microchip aboard its historic solar probe launching this summer. If you are interested, then submit your name online.

“This probe will journey to a region humanity has never explored before,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Zurbuchen added - “This mission will answer questions scientists have sought to uncover for more than six decades,”

NASA renamed the spacecraft from the Solar Probe Plus to the Parker Solar Probe in honor of astrophysicist Eugene Parker.The US space agency on Tuesday said it would accept submissions until April 27, 2018.

The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the Sun’s atmosphere about four million miles from the star’s surface.

The primary science goals for the mission are to track how energy and heat move through the solar corona and to explore what accelerates the solar wind as well as solar energetic particles.The mission will revolutionize our understanding of the Sun, where changing conditions can spread out into the solar system, affecting Earth and other worlds, NASA said.

The spacecraft speed is too fast, at its closest approach it will be going at approximately 430,000 mph.That’s fast enough to get from Washington, DC, to Tokyo in under a minute, NASA said.
“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, US.“This incredible spacecraft is going to reveal so much about our star and how it works that we’ve not been able to understand,” she added.

Source: indiatimes

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