NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

Thursday, 01. February 2018, 17:00 Uhr | NHM Event
The first-ever mission to “touch” the sun
A lecture by Dr. Elsayed Talaat
With introductory words by director general and CEO Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Köberl (NHM Vienna) and the Charge d‘Affaires Nicole Shampaine (U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna).

NASA’s historic Parker Solar Probe mission will revolutionize our understanding of the sun, where changing conditions can propagate out into the solar system, affecting Earth and other worlds. Parker Solar Probe will travel through the sun’s atmosphere, closer to the surface than any spacecraft before it, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions – and ultimately providing humanity with the closest-ever observations of a star. Scheduled to launch during the summer of 2018, the spacecraft will fly through the sun’s atmosphere as close as 3.9 million miles to our star’s surface, well within the orbit of Mercury and more than seven times closer than any spacecraft has come before.

In the lecture hall of the Natural History Museum Vienna

Further information and invitation can be found here.

Free entrance
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