Date: 4 weeks ago   Category: Cosmos

NASA has started a mission to the Sun from the second attempt


NASA has made successful start of the probe Parker Solar Probe which has to reach the atmosphere of the Sun for the first time in the history. It is said in the statement of the American space agency published on Twitter. Has been launched from Cape Canaveral launch site. Initially start-up had to take place on Saturday, August 11. However because of technical malfunctions it had to be postponed. For seven years the spacecraft will fly to the Sun and finally it will appear in six million kilometers from a star surface: any spacecraft couldn't overcome this distance earlier. Temperature reaches 1377 degrees there, the case of the device is covered with a carbon-bearing board 11,4 centimeters thick. The mission purpose — to obtain new data on solar activity and to measure parameters of solar winds. It is more than important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

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