Solar Probe Plus: NASA to announce landmark mission to touch Sun's atmosphere

Solar Probe Plus: NASA to announce landmark mission to touch Sun's atmosphere

Solar Probe Plus: NASA to announce landmark mission to touch Sun's atmosphere

On August 21, Americans will be able to enjoy the breathtaking show of a total solar eclipse, stretching from the coast of SC to Oregon. Capturing eclipses are a welcome break from the otherwise seemingly boring job of the SDO.

The last time a solar eclipse was viewable in the United States was in the late 1970s.

The Total Eclipse of the Sun forever stamp, designed by Antonio Alcalá of Alexandria, Va., transforms from a picture of the sun in eclipse into an image of the moon with the heat of a finger or thumb.

The opportunity to view a total solar eclipse doesn't come around often.

In a swath of the country from SC to OR, darkness will reign in the middle of the day for a full two minutes and 40 seconds as the moon slips between the sun and Earth casting a shadow 100 miles wide. It started at 2:24 om EDT and ended 3:17 pm.

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Because the Moon has no atmosphere to distort sunlight, its horizon is clearly visible in the animation.

As the moon's edge seems smooth during these images, it's really quite uneven.

Our world has since grown ever more dependent on a network of technology - both in orbit and on our planet's surface - that's vulnerable to a threat we barely understand. The top of moon is rugged, sprinkled with craters, valleys and mountain tops. If observed closely, the bumpy outline of the topography features.

NASA's Solar Probe Plus will be the first spacecraft to face extreme heat and radiation. Knowing the shape of Earth and the moon plays a big part in accurately predicting the umbra's shape as it falls on Earth, come August 21.

It's also behind the solar wind, a constant stream of charged particles that can impact life on Earth.

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NASA already knows that the ferocious fireball can fling highly damaging metals towards the earth in seconds - and now the race is on to find out how to stop it.

News Agency ANI quotes Lunine, "will pass within four million miles of the Sun - that's nearly eight times closer to the Sun than the orbit of Mercury - and provide incredible detail on the dynamic solar atmosphere".

NASA's Solar Probe is a planned robotic spacecraft created to explore the outer corona of the Sun.

The mission, Solar Probe Plus, will launch in 2018.

Home National India's longest river bridge opens, improves connectivity between Assam
Indian media yesterday made much of the fact that the bridge has been built to support the weight of a 60-tonne tank. The 9.15-kilometre-long bridge to connect Assam state with Arunachal Pradesh is the longest bridge in India.

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