The device should fly through the corona of the Sun.
NASA has sent into space apparatus, which is the first ever touch to our star. He will have to answer three main questions.
The us space Agency NASA has launched into space the launch vehicle Delta IV Heavy with the probe Parker, which for the first time in history to fly through the corona of the Sun actually touching our star.
Despite the relative proximity of the scientists do not know so much about the Sun, for example, why the outer part of the atmosphere of the star is hundreds of times hotter than its surface.
On 12 August launched a landmark space mission, NASA for the first in history detailed study of the corona of the Sun. The mission also unprecedented in the details of its implementation.
So the probe Parker, who received the name in honor of astrophysicist Eugene Parker, who described the solar wind, causing the Earth auroras and magnetic storms, for the first time in history, literally jumping into the upper atmosphere of the Sun.
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