Closer To The Sun...The Great Ball Of Fire!
By Peter Ang
July 5, 2017 2:52am CST
I wonder how much is the cost of Parker Solar Probe to be launch on July 31, 2018? It is dubbed as "The Mission To Touch The Sun" by NASA. It's mission? To get closer as 4 million miles from the sun. During it's 7 year mission, the Parker Solar Probe will orbit the sun 24 times. The sun's surface is said to be 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, while its corona is said to be 3.5 million degrees Fahrenheit. There are so many mystery and questions about the sun on why it doesn't consume itself despite its tremendous heat and fire... Any idea why the sun doesn't burn itself out despite it's tremendous heat? Will the Parker Solar Probe not melt as it goes near the sun?
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• Genova, Italy
I can only tell you what I know about the Sun. It is comparable to a hydrogen bomb. It is presumed that in about 1 billion years, it could explode, because it will terminate its "hydrogen tank". The Earth, will be literally swallowed up by this explosion! ... Better not even think about it ... Are you agree?
• Hong Kong
@arabello75 That's so very alarming my friend. The good thing is that we'll no longer be here 1 billion years from now. If the sun will explode then it will be the end of everyhting right my friend? Thank you for your views on the matter my friend.
• Pamplona, Spain
If it does get that close to the Sun then maybe it can see what we ourselves cannot see about it. There must be a lot of things that will be found out about it and hope so. Our Sun is strong and beautiful and where would we be without it?
If the scientists are unable to reply to your question, how could we? The only sure thing is that the sun, doesn't have enough mass to explode as a supernova. In about 5 billion years, it will turn into a red giant star. It is still unclear if the Earth will be engulfed by the Sun.