Adam Szabo, one of the NASA scientists involved in building a space probe that can withstand the Sun’s extreme temperatures has offered some insights into what it feels to work on the $1.6-billion mission.
I see God’s hand in the wonders of space and even our existence here on Earth couldn’t happen without a divine Creator,
Szabo recently said in an interview with CBN News.
NASA plans to send a probe very close to the Sun to study its electromagnetism and other features. The Parker Solar probe is expected to orbit our host star within 3.7 million miles of its hellishly hot surface 24 times and beam back the data obtained to Earth.
If the mission is successful, the U.S. probe will be the spacecraft that will get the closest to the Sun’s surface to date. Other probes managed to stay eight times farther from the solar surface than Parker Solar probe plans to. NASA’s robotic probe will get eight times closer to the star than Mercury.
Scientist in Awe of God’s Wonders of Space
Szabo explained that one of the God’s “wonders of space” is that the Sun is so active and emits so much radiation, but we’re still here. Also, the energy is so tremendous that the robotic spacecraft will need extreme protective measures to get close to the Sun, and things would get even more complicated if the solar mission were manned.
NASA will launch the probe on July 31 in a bid to learn more about how the energy and heat circulate within the solar atmosphere dubbed the corona, which paradoxically is more heated than the star’s surface.
The scientific data will be sent back home, helping NASA researchers better understand what influences solar winds’ speeds. The spacecraft was named after the first researcher to theorize the influence of solar magnetism on nearby planets, Eugene Parker.
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