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NASA WILL LAUNCH MISSION IN 2018 TO “TOUCH” THE SUN

On Wednesday, NASA announced the launch of the probe Parker in 2018, which will be closer to the Sun than any other instrument, and it will touch its crown and will measure in a region of extreme temperatures never explored directly by man.

NASA explained that the Parker probe, named in honour of Eugene Parker, the astrophysicist who developed the theory of supersonic solar winds, will approach 6 million kilometres of the solar surface at a speed that will reach 200 kilometres per second.

For the first time, a mission will dare to enter the solar corona, a region full of mysteries, reaching temperatures much higher than the surface of the “sun king”, and that continues hiding secrets that only the astrophysical theory has dared to answer.

Parker, who was present this Wednesday at the event announcing the departure of this probe, stressed that this mission is a “heroic” milestone that until recently it was unthinkable due to the massive amounts of radiation, temperatures and speeds to which it would be subjected the delicate measuring equipment.

Launching a probe to approach to the Sun is a complicated undertaking, as the probe must accelerate as much as possible to approach Earth’s orbital speed, which will require the use of a Delta IV Heavy rocket, the most powerful in service, and the inclusion of a third phase of propulsion.

The Parker probe will travel seven times closer to the sun than any other human ingenuity and with a set of instruments will measure electromagnetic fields, solar winds and the extremely hot plasma structure surrounding the sun.

From Washington, Jairo Mejia to EFE Agency.

June 1, 2017, EFE/Practica Español


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La noticia trata...
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de la información que está enviando la sonda Parker.
B
del anuncio del lanzamiento de una sonda espacial.
C
del inminente lanzamiento de una sonda espacial.
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En el texto se dice que...
A
la sonda Parker aterrizará en el Sol.
B
la sonda Parker estará más cerca del Sol de lo que estuvieron otras sondas.
C
la sonda Parker estará muy retirada del Sol.
Question 3
La sonda Parker se acercará a la capa más externa del sol.
A
Verdadero.
B
No se sabe.
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Falso.
Question 4
Los científicos siempre supieron que una sonda se podría acercar a la corona solar.
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Verdadero.
B
Falso.
C
No se sabe.
Question 5
La misión de esta sonda es...
A
llegar hasta el núcleo del Sol.
B
obtener información para conocer mejor el Sol.
C
comprobar cuánto puede resistir una sonda a esa distancia del Sol.
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Según el texto, esta misión no es nada fácil.
A
No se sabe.
B
Falso.
C
Verdadero.
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Tenperatura.
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Temperatura.
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Campos.
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