The probe will conduct 24 orbits to approach the sun. This will place the probe just 3.8 million miles from the Sun's surface - seven times closer to the star than any craft that came before it, according to NASA. The Parker Solar Probe will embark on a almost seven-year venture, becoming the first spacecraft to have a direct encounter with a star.
Its mission is to help scientists unlock the mysteries of the sun's atmosphere and answer questions like why its corona, the outermost layer of the solar atmosphere, is hotter than its surface.
"We'll be going where no spacecraft has dared go before - within the corona of a star", project scientist Nicky Fox said in a statement.
House of Fraser bought by Sports Direct for £90m The Sports Direct chief added: "This is a massive step forward and further enhances our strategy of elevation across the group". Like other retailers, House of Fraser has been stung by soaring costs and falling consumer spending power.
Global team gives medication to sick killer whale at sea J50 is the sick whale that a team of experts are hoping to save by giving her antibiotics or feeding her live salmon at sea. Depending on the conditions, the team could gather samples and treat J50 with antibiotics on the same day, he said.
A LEARNING OPPORTUNITY. Ultimately, the more we can learn about the Sun, the better.
The probe will plunge through the sun's atmosphere, called the corona, to gather data to help us understand what part of the sun is providing the energy source for solar winds, solar particles and how they accelerate to such high speeds. These disturbances can also create complications as we attempt to send astronauts and spacecraft farther away from the Earth.
Scientists have had to take great care to make sure that the Parker Solar Probe doesn't burn up in the process of conducting its important science. The spacecraft and its suite of delicate instruments will be protected from the sun's extreme heat by a carbon fiber heat shield.
The powerful rocket is needed to propel the payload, NASA's Parker Solar Probe, to the sun.
The Perseids are so-called because the point from which they appear, known as the radiant, lies in the constellation of Perseus. The annual show is the result of Earth's proximity to the "gritty" debris of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, Boyle said in a release.
And for what it's worth, we just can't wait to see what awesome upgrades Barry is going to get with his season 5 suit. After the photo was leaked, some fans got really nasty about how it looked, and more over, how he looked in the suit.
Former Tour de France victor Jan Ullrich has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a prostitute in Frankfurt, police say. Officials say the woman suffered injuries in the attack and Ullrich could be charged with assault or attempted murder.
The picture left fans divided especially those who weren't happy seeing the actress standing amidst the Indian team. Anushka also features in the picture, standing next to husband and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli .
At the moment, the price is testing an important support at $6,400, which was a pivot level and a support earlier. Bitcoin's continued price fall may not be over as the original cryptocurrency hovers just below the $7,000 mark.
President Donald Trump said on Friday that he has authorised the doubling of steel and aluminium tariffs "with respect to Turkey". High level meetings in Washington between US and Turkish officials ended this week without an apparent resolution.
The study strongly also does not prove that there is any connection between tight boxers or underwear and low sperm count . The levels of follicle-stimulating hormone or FSH was found to be higher among men who wore briefs regularly.
The Drake performance that was scheduled to happen tonight at the Sprint Center has been rescheduled to happen on Sunday. That tour, dubbed Aubrey & The Three Amigos Live, was originally scheduled to kick off at the end of July.
The new rules will increase culling quotas and more shooters to operate under a single license, a government press release states. Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), is now entirely in drought , officials have confirmed.
Barcelona Announce New Captain For The Season
It's the first time centre-back Pique, who returned to the club from Manchester United in 2008, has held one of the roles. Messi, Barca's all-time top goalscorer, has been a vice-captain since 2015.
Why Man United's Hierarchy Vetoed Jose Mourinho's Targets
The Ivorian worldwide was signed by Mourinho for £30m in 2016 and fans consider him to be the best centre-back at the club. Leicester City reportedly wanted close to £75m and, despite Mourinho's protests, the Man United chiefs elected to pass.
Bulls and Magic Among Teams to Play Games in Mexico Next Season
The league has also agreed to a multiyear partnership with Zignia Live to play future games over the next several years in Mexico. Both of the Brooklyn Nets' games in Mexico City previous year against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat aired on ESPN.
Why Hyderabad was chosen by IKEA for its first India store
Soon after its opening, a wave of enthusiastic people went out to explore the new store which has a 1,000-seater restaurant. At the groundbreaking ceremony in March, officials announced that the furniture superstore was expected to open Summer 2019.
Samsung finally unveils its much-anticipated Galaxy Watch
Available in 42mm and 46mm sizes, it has a 360×360 AMOLED display that's scratch resistant and is water-resistant up to 5ATM. In the US , the Galaxy Watch LTE version will be available through AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon as well as at Samsung.
Check Out the New ‘Overwatch’ Summer Games 2018 Skins
I tried to put one more word beginning with the letter "m" in the Overwatch Sumner Games 2018 headline, but ran out of room. The seasonal sporting event started on August 9, 2018, and it will continue until August 30, 2018.