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Offline shnozzola

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NASA vs The Sun
« on: July 08, 2018, 07:15:27 AM »
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The probe's mission will take it within 4 million miles of the sun, a region of space never before visited by a human-made spacecraft. For comparison's sake, the closest that Mercury ever gets to the sun is approximately 29 million miles. Getting that close to what is, essentially, a giant ball of fire requires some significant enhancements.

That's where the Thermal Protection System comes in.

The shield will prevent the core of the spacecraft from being exposed to temperatures reaching nearly 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit (or or roughly 1,370 degrees Celsius). Provided the shield does its job, NASA believes the instruments "will be kept at a relatively comfortable temperature of about 85 degrees Fahrenheit."

So in front of the shield: Fiery hellscape.
Behind the shield: Serene summer afternoon.

https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-readies-probe-to-touch-the-sun-with-cutting-edge-heat-shield/?utm_source=reddit.com
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Re: NASA vs The Sun
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 07:47:41 AM »
(85 ºF is approximately 30 ºC)
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