Nasa probe sends first data from the Sun's outer atmosphere

With the help of a special heat shield has a probe moved through the brutal heat of the battle to get close to the Sun. the Probe "Parks Solar Probe", which

Nasa probe sends first data from the Sun's outer atmosphere

With the help of a special heat shield has a probe moved through the brutal heat of the battle to get close to the Sun.

the Probe "Parks Solar Probe", which stands in the centre of a magnificent mission to the Sun, launched by the US space agency, Nasa, has sent his first data, while it moves in the outer edge of the star's atmosphere.

This week published results from the 700 pounds of tongue probe, which contributes with new knowledge about the solar wind.

In 2018 was it sent off to get closer to the Sun than any other object created by people.

The first results contribute with new details about the solar wind, which affect satellites and electronics on Earth.

- We had hoped that we would see new phenomena and new processes, when we came so close to the Sun - and we did, indeed, says Nicola Fox, head of Nasa's department of heliofysik.

- Some of what we found confirmed in large-scale features to our expectations, but some of it was totally unforeseen.

the Earth is about 150 million kilometres from the Sun.

the Probe has so far been 24 million kilometers away from the Sun, but will sooner or later try to get just 6 million km above the Solar surface.

"Parker Solar Probe", with the help of a revolutionary heat shield that can withstand temperatures of 1370 degrees celsius, coped with the extreme heat, while it is flown through the outer part of the sun's atmosphere, called the corona.

The outer parts of the corona into the solar wind which consists of charged particles called plasma, which slides out.

One of the "really big surprises" was, according to one of the researchers is a sudden increase in solar winds speed, which was surprisingly violent.

- We found the separate, powerful waves that swept over the spacecraft a bit like the erratic waves in a sea, said Justin Kasper, a researcher at the University of Michigan, which has helped to build instruments on the probe.

- They have a huge amount of energy, says the researcher.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 06 December 2019, 08:00

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