Aug 12 2018
NASA's probe is named for Parker, making it the first time the agency has named a mission for a living person.
Less than two years after Parker's paper was published, his theory of solar wind was confirmed by satellite observations. The Solar Probe Cup, dubbed "the bravest little instrument", is a sensor that will extend beyond the heat shield to "scoop up samples" of the sun's atmosphere, according to Justin Kasper, mission principal investigator and professor of climate, space sciences and engineering at the University of MI.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun's glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither.
NASA counted down Friday to the launch of a $1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun's sizzling atmosphere and become humanity's first mission to explore a star. If you were able to catch the solar eclipse in August 2017, you may have had a glimpse of the corona peeking out from behind the moon-it's that glowing, amorphous ring of filaments.
"Eventually, the spacecraft will run out of propellant", said Andy Driesman, Parker Solar Probe project manager at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.
Parker's 8-foot heat shield is just 4½ inches thick.
The Space Agency says the probe will travel up to 430,000 miles per hour and have to withstand temperatures near 2,500 degrees. "The solar corona is one of the last places in the solar system where no spacecraft has visited before". As one scientist notes, this is a shield Captain America would envy.
US Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Praise Trump's Reimposition of Sanctions on Iran
European countries fear that abandoning the accord will lead to accelerated development of nuclear weapons in Iran. The Trump tactics have deepened an already serious economic crisis in Iran, fuelling protests around the country.
No, California didn’t worsen wildfires by dumping water into ocean
But officials say it threatens 11,300 buildings and some new evacuations were ordered over the weekend as the flames spread. The Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco was still growing this week as it broke the record set eight months ago.
States vow to press fight against Trump's auto fuel rules
Federal and California officials would soon meet about the proposal, Wehrum said, adding, "All of us want one national program". More than a dozen states follow California's standards, amounting to about 40 percent of the country's new-vehicle market.
After launch, the spacecraft will head toward Venus, whose gravity will bend its path into the correct orbit.
Before arriving at the sun, Parker will make seven Venus flybys in seven years, using the planet's gravity to get closer to the sun with each flyby.
We're talking within 3.8 million miles of the sun's surface, which sounds like a lot until you consider it's 25 times closer than Earth, which sits 93 million miles away, and 10 times closer than Mercury, which is 36 million miles from the sun. Helios 2 got within 27 million miles of the sun in 1976. The first data download from the Parker Solar Probe is expected in early December, after the probe reaches its first close approach of the sun in November.
"NASA was planning to send a mission to the solar corona for decades, however, we did not have the technology that could protect a spacecraft and its instruments from the heat", said Szabo.
The spacecraft will hit 430,000 miles per hour in the corona at closest approach. ULA has delivered more than 125 satellites to orbit that aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, unlock the mysteries of the solar system, provide critical capabilities for troops in the field and enable personal device-based GPS navigation. For example, why it's outer corona is 300 times hotter than its centre. During this mission, he will measure and study the movement of high energy particles near the sun. Solar physicist Eugene Parker first predicted the existence of this stream of high-energy particles, known as the solar wind, 60 years ago. While the Sun-facing side simmers at 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, behind the shield the spacecraft will be a cozy 85 degrees Fahrenheit. United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy rocket is providing the muscle.
"This is a piece of heliophysics science we all really wanted for a long time, since the 1950s", Stuart Bale, a UC Berkeley professor of physics who is one of four principal investigators for the mission, told NASA. "At my age, it gets fatiguing". In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Parker noted from a publicity standpoint, "it absolutely wipes out everything else" in his career.
Aug 12 2018
Samsung unveils new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone and its first smart speaker
There's a special offer available for consumers in the US who pre-order Galaxy Note9 between August 10 and August 23, 2018. Samsung's new smart speaker will compete with Amazon's strong lineup of Echo speakers and Apple's HomePods.
Aug 12 2018
Ocasio-Cortez Accused Ben Shapiro of 'Catcalling' After Asking to Debate
But the Secretary of State's office told voters to stay in line - everyone who was in line by 8:00 p.m. was allowed to vote. After polling closed in the four states, women broke records for gubernatorial and House nominations, according to the BBC.
Aug 09 2018
India vs England, Lord's Test
Virat Kohli and his men though might now have to deal with the seam and swing of the English pacers, under overcast conditions. The tourists' record at the venue is not a flattering one as they have won only 2 out of the 17 Tests they have played there.
Aug 07 2018
Tampa Police Pull Unconscious Child from River
Witnesses reported that the child, later identified as Denson's 4-year-old daughter, Je'Hyrah Daniels, was screaming, police said. Authorities said Denson stole a gray Nissan Altima from a fix shop before driving to the river.
Aug 07 2018
Donald Trump reimposes sanctions on Iran that were lifted by Barack Obama
Treasury must approve the sale of airplanes whose components are at least 10 percent American-made, like the AT72-600. French carmaker Renault, which does not sell cars in the USA , has said it will remain in Iran despite the sanctions.
Aug 05 2018
Russian airline says 18 killed in Siberian helicopter crash
Meanwhile, black boxes from the Mi-8 have already been retrieved from the crash site, but their condition is yet unclear. It added that the helicopter was manufactured in Russian Federation in 2010, and the pilot had flown almost 6,000 hours.
Aug 02 2018
Crews report progress in fight against twin California fires
The fire was nearly 35 percent contained, and thousands of residents were allowed to return to their neighborhoods. Officials said Monday that 723 homes have been destroyed by that fire, up from a previous count of 657 homes lost.
Aug 02 2018
Spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles
North Korea has carried out a total of six nuclear tests, the most recent of which took place in September previous year . But they did not agree on details, which will be further discussed through working-level talks, the ministry said.
Aug 02 2018
Judge issues order to stop release of 3-D plastic gun blueprints
Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania State Police sued the company before its formal rollout of a downloadable gun program Wednesday. A federal judge on Tuesday stopped the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns.
Jul 31 2018
Zimbabweans vote in first election after Mugabe ouster
Mugabe‚ however‚ denied reports that he was politically or financially supporting Chamisa‚ and added he had never met him before. She said this while giving an update on voting now underway and the situation at various polling stations across the country.
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