Another instrument, called FIELDS, measures and maps electric and magnetic fields within the solar atmosphere, helping scientists understand how those forces interact with the highly charged particles called plasma that make up the sun and speed out to space in what scientists call the solar wind.
The Parker Solar Probe will become the fastest spacecraft ever.
"We'll be going where no spacecraft has dared go before - within the corona of a star", said project scientist Nicky Fox from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. If all goes as planned, it will lift off aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral on August 11, with a 65-minute launch window beginning at 3:33 am EDT.
"The solar wind also fills up much of the solar system, dominating the space environment far past Earth", NASA said.
NASA says it's ready for a historic trip to the sun this weekend. At its closest approach, the spacecraft will fly less than 4 million miles (6 million kilometers) above the surface of the sun, directly through its blazing-hot atmosphere.
The spacecraft holds photos of Parker as well as a copy of his 1958 research paper on what he termed solar wind.
Sending a spacecraft from Earth to a stationary target like the sun is like trying to throw a dart from a speeding train.
Nasa is hoping to use the data collected from the probe to help astronomers predict solar storms and explain some of the deepest mysteries surrounding our source of light and heat.
These radioactive storms are so powerful they are able to knock out satellites, disrupt services such as communications and Global Positioning System, threaten aircraft and in even interfere with electricity supplies.
The heat shield is made of a 4.5-inch thick carbon composite foam material between two carbon fiber face sheets. Among other things, the spacecraft will carry a microchip with more than a million names on it. Although the mission is scheduled for seven years, we should get the first data readouts sometime in December.
Their immigration process was under scrutiny, as President Trump has been cracking down on immigration through his policies. The couple said little, other than Viktor telling a reporter "thank you" when asked how they felt about becoming Americans.
The soldiers will be trained and will undergo a certification process before they are deployed to California next weekend. The Mendocino Complex fire has surpassed the size of the Thomas fire to become the largest fire in Californian history.
Both vehicles were developed in cooperation with NASA to deliver crew members to and from the orbiting laboratory. Williams came to NASA from the Navy, where she was a test pilot and rose to the rank of captain before retiring.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the 92nd Academy Awards will air on February 9, 2020. The board has now said that they are "committed to producing an entertaining show in three hours".
A dead fetus was found in the toilet of an American Airlines plane at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on Tuesday morning. Airport officials this morning tweeted about possible delays, but did not make mention of the reason.
He hauled in a quick slant from Mayfield that he took 54 yards to the end zone to extend the Browns' lead in the second half. In fact, it looked like they were back at Oklahoma and Penn State, respectively, competing for the Heisman Trophy.
The police have arrested and detained the sacked Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS ) Lawal Daura . Daura has since been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.
A small number of disturbances were reported with some pro-abortion campaigners starting fires and throwing stones at police. According to Argentina's Ministry of Health , at least 350,000 illegal abortions are carried out in the country each year.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a trip to Colombia to meet with security officials for cease-fire negotiations. Israeli media reports said fire from the gunmen had apparently been part of a Hamas exercise and not directed at Israel.
It was assumed that Grealish would leave Villa this summer after the club lost their Championship Play-off final to Fulham at the end of the season.
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Only three players are exempt from that - Patrick Reed, who won the Masters, Brooks Koepka, who won the U.S. It is the third career major start for Suri, who also played in the 2017 and 2018 Open Championships.
Indian playing XI for the second Test leaked
England have yet to decide whether Chris Woakes, a fellow pace-bowling all-rounder, or off-spinner Moeen Ali will replace Stokes. Day two of the second England-India Test match was halted due to rain on Friday after just 39 balls into the day.
Saudi-Canada conflict: Riyadh sells assets, orders patients out
The Canadian dollar weakened to a two-week low against its US counterpart on Wednesday as oil prices fell and after the FT report. But she said: "At the same time, we hope that Saudi Arabia and Canada will find a civilized solution to their differences".
Utility worker killed near near Carr Fire
A team of 188 specialist Australian and New Zealand firefighters are also on the ground in California to help battle the blazes. The Carr fire , burning about 162 miles north of Sacramento, killed a power company lineman, according to a CBS affiliate.
Musk Says He May Take Tesla Private, Shares Roar
Tesla boss Elon Musk has shocked the market with a bombshell tweet saying he is mulling taking the electric auto company private. Tesla now has a market value around $60 billion, which would make its take-private price tag about $80 billion, Galloway said.