As surviving inhospitable trips go, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe having to withstand more than a million degrees Fahrenheit as it approaches the Sun seems on paper like an insurmountable challenge. Turns out, though, a mere 4.5-inch thick solar shield is all the spacecraft needs, as NASA has explained. The Parker Solar Probe is expected to blast off this summer, the … Continue reading

With physics and some clever tech, NASA’s solar probe survives a star

As surviving inhospitable trips go, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe having to withstand more than a million degrees Fahrenheit as it approaches the Sun seems on paper like an insurmountable challenge. Turns out, though, a mere 4.5-inch thick solar shield is all the spacecraft needs, as NASA has explained. The Parker Solar Probe is expected to blast off this summer, the … Continue reading

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