Our Sun has been the focus of astronomers for many centuries, and humanity for much longer. So for the first time, NASA will be sending a mission, labeled as Solar Probe+ (Solar Probe plus) to study our star. "We are going to visit a living, breathing star for the first time," says program scientist Lika Guhathakurta of NASA Headquarters. "This is an unexplored region of the solar system and the possibilities for discovery are off the charts."
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Not only am I enthused to hear this but very curious as to what they will find...other than a hot sun.Reply
Wait, this probe will just float around close to the sun right?Reply
They are going up at night to the sun so the probe will make it without being burnt up.Reply
Anon is retarded.Anyway, the temperature conditions are ridiculous and the distances to travel in those conditions unprecedented, but getting a solar panel close to the sun that laserbeams energy back could be very, very useful.Instead of making a bigger panel, you could make a small one that just receives a lot more energy.Reply