That will let scientists match up the data other instruments collect with a visual image of solar phenomena like flares. "But it's really a beginning, because now we're trying to take the science and learn from the data that will change the view of our Sun forever".
The one-point-five billion dollar mission aims to discover why the corona, the sun's atmosphere., is so much hotter than it's surface, and also to investigate the cause of solar winds.
If you happen to be outside -in the dark- waiting for liftoff, try to spot a few meteors. This is a first-of-its-kind mission to a star. It has scheduled by NASA to blast off on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Saturday.
Helios 2 got within 43 million km of the sun in 1976.
This is a rough analogy for the Sun's corona, the rarefied halo of plasma that extends millions of miles beyond the Sun's surface.
But getting so close to the Sun requires slowing down - for which Parker will use the gravity of our neighbor planet, Venus.
The big launch is now less than 40 hours away, with the probe's first close approach to the sun slated for November. Protected by a sophisticated heat shield the probe is created to go closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft. The spacecraft will reach perihelion 24 times during its mission.
An artist's rendition of the PSP venturing close to the Sun's surface. That's about 125 miles per second. Its closest approach will be in 2024.More news: Trump calls for peace on Charlottesville anniversary as residents on edge
Sixty years ago, a young astrophysicist at the University of Chicago, Eugene Parker, proposed the existence of solar wind. The probe, which is described as the size of a small auto, features a 4.5-inch thick carbon fiber and foam shield that will help protect the spacecraft from the Sun's intense heat.
Parker also received a tour of Kennedy Space Center.
With the closeness of the Parker Solar Probe to the Sun, WISPR will be capturing images with clarity like never before, he said, because those images actually pick up almost at the same point where the other telescopes loose resolution.
As for the sun's corona, the fiery halo of shimmering light seen during a total solar eclipse, scientists hope the Parker Solar Probe can answer one of their most fundamental questions.
The solar spacecraft mission exists because of his work in heliophysics, the study of the sun.
According to Nicola fox from johns Hopkins university who is responsible for the project initiation said that this will be the hottest and hardest missions ever done to a star within the solar system.
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