As the Parker Solar Probe probe orbits the sun, it will experience extreme radiation and temperatures as high as 1,377C (2,510F) - close to the melting point of steel. Nasa hopes the findings will enable scientists to forecast changes in Earth's space environment. The probe is going to fly directly into the sun's atmosphere and trace the movement of energy and heat with the particles that form solar winds.
NASA's plans for the probe include multiple orbits of the sun, repeatedly slingshotting itself around the star and gathering vital science data each time it makes its approach. So really the only way we can now do it is to do this daring mission to plunge into the corona. The Parker Solar Probe , named after American solar astrophysicist Eugene Parker, will, as the USA space agency describes it, " touch the sun " as it flies within 3.9 million miles of the star's surface.
As Hurricane Hector moves west, Hawaii's Big Island is preparing Wednesday for a glancing blow from the storm's northern fringes, forecasters said. The storm's maximum sustained winds Tuesday morning are near 40 miles per hour and the U.S.
The best nights to follow the fall of such meteors will be 11th, 12th and 13th of August 2018. This meteor shower happens annually every August, this year's active period is from July 17 to August 24. It can take up to 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark for optimal viewing. You can tune in at any time to watch the show, and the last four hours of the stream will remain archived and viewable after the broadcast is complete.
Hector related weather forecast impacts for other islands will need to wait until the time period gets closer. Hawaii faces a new threat in the form of Hurricane Hector, a Category 3 storm that is churning its way towards the Big Island. Hurricane Hector was carrying 205 kmph winds westward across the Pacific Ocean early today. Hector is expected to hit Hawaii's Big Island late on Wednesday morning.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at 1:18 a.m. EDT (0518 GMT) Tuesday with the Merah Putih communications satellite. Merah Putih "will carry an all C-band payload capable of supporting a wide range of applications, including providing mobile broadband across Indonesia and Southeast Asia".