NASA is on plan the mankind’s first trip to the Sun with a car-sized probe – the Parker Solar Probe – that will reach within the 4 million of the solar surface. This probe will face heat and radiations from the Sun which no another spacecraft has been tolerated before. It might be released on 6 August with United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy. It will the closest study of the Sun by mankind.
Alex Young, the associate director for science at the Goddard Space Flight Center’s Heliophysics Science Division of the NASA said that it’s been a decade that the researchers at NASA are studying the Sun and after such a long time they are planning to go at the action place.
The Sun is more complex than we have seen or observed. We have seen an unchanging disk rather than a dynamic and active star. The atmosphere of the Sun sends magnetized material outward. Coils of magnetic energy erupt out from the light and radiation which travel through space and create temporary disruption in Earth’s atmosphere and create turbulence in radiations and communications signals on Earth.
The area of space covered by the solar activity is known as space weather and it is a key to understand its origin of the Sun and Earth. The Sun exists before the Earth and presence of the mankind. The humankind haven’t explored the mechanism.
The Parker Solar Probe carries a series of instruments to study the Sun by remotely and in situ. Together, the data collected from these devices can be helpful to the scientists to find an answer three foundational questions regarding the star.