The US space agency NASA has launched a satellite closer to the sun.

The “Parker Solar Probe” rocket was lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The Solar probe is set to become the fastest moving object the history of human being. The longstanding mysteries will now he resolved about the behavior of Sun.

This was the first spacecraft to be named after a living person – the astrophysicist Eugene Parker, who described the first solar wind in 1958

“Wonder, we’re going to be here!” In the coming years, we have been trying to learn something. “Chicago University professor said he was biting his nails in anticipation.

The Delta-IV heavy rocket, which was carrying the probe started his mission at 3:31 pm local time (07:31GMT).


He came after a failed attempt at a day before the last minute notice gave the agency a surprise moment to miss its 65 minutes weather window.

Just one hour after the launch, NASA confirmed that the spacecraft had been successfully separated and the probe was launched into space.

What will the probe do?

The probe is designed to sink directly into our star’s outer atmosphere or corona.

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He will deal with Venus in six weeks and make the first session with the sun further six weeks later.

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For the next seven years, Parker will make 24 loops around our star to study the corona physics, where many of the major works affecting the earth seem to have originated.

The probe will be placed under this unstable environmental sampling conditions and will reach only 6.16 million km (3.83 million miles) from the Sun’s surface.

“I think that maybe not so close, but imagining that the Sun and the Earth are at a distance of one meter. Parker Solar Probe will only have 4 centimeters from the sun, “explains Dr. Nicky Fox, a project scientist from the UK who is affiliated to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

“We will be one of the fastest human-made objects ever, traveling around the Sun at speeds of up to 690,000 kilometers per hour (430,000 miles per hour) – New York to Tokyo in less than a minute!” She told BBC News.

Courtesy: BBC / Reuters


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