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Last Post 3/20/2014 10:17 AM by  Terry Kucera
Getting Close to the sun and black holes
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3/20/2014 8:42 AM

    `1. Is there a substance that NASA could build a space capsule out of that could go closer to the sun? If so what and how close could we go?

    2. Is it scientificly possible for a human that is potected enough, to be sucked in a black whole, and survive?

    Tags: black holes, sun, Solar Probe

    Terry Kucera

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    3/20/2014 10:17 AM


    1. Right now there is a NASA mission in the works called Solar Probe that will go just 3.7 million miles (5.9 million kilometers) from the Sun.

    There is more information here

    It should be launched around 2018.

    The spacecraft would swing by a number of times, sampling the solar wind near the Sun. It has a heat shield to protect it!

    At one point NASA was considering a version of the mission which would go even closer, but it would not be able to swing by as many times.

    2. At this point I can't think of a protection that would be enough to keep someone from being pulled apart as they were pulled into the hole.

    Cheers, Terry

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