Why Won't it Melt? How Our Solar Probe will Survive the Sun

This summer, we’re sending our Parker #SolarProbe closer to the Sun than any mission before it. But wait…why won’t it melt? The key lies in its custom heat shield and an autonomous system that helps protect the mission from the Sun’s intense light emission, but still allows the coronal material to “touch” the spacecraft. Learn more secrets behind Parker’s ability to fly into the Sun’s atmosphere: https://go.nasa.gov/2JEhltj

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