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(Johns Hopkins Applied Physics)   I've heard the phrase 'shooting ___ into the Sun' but this is...no, this is amazing   ( parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu) divider line
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2018-03-07 09:46:54 AM  
Truly amazing. For those who haven't RTFA, they are going to land on the sun, but they are taking precautions. They are going at night.
 
2018-03-07 10:01:39 AM  
Smash Mouth - Walkin' On The Sun
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2018-03-07 12:31:11 PM  
So put my name on a list that goes to the sun? What if the sun people get pissed, then they have a vendetta list.
 
2018-03-07 12:31:12 PM  
Why the use of the cool tag?  The Sun is a very hot place.
 
2018-03-07 12:32:31 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: So put my name on a list that goes to the sun? What if the sun people get pissed, then they have a vendetta list.


Lots of coffee and a drunk robot is the solution to that problem.
 
2018-03-07 12:34:48 PM  
The sun is really just a magnetically contained fusion reaction controlled by a sophisticated computer, which uses your subconscious as a computational node.
 
2018-03-07 12:38:55 PM  

RottNDude: The sun is really just a magnetically contained fusion reaction controlled by a sophisticated computer, which uses your subconscious as a computational node.


Actually...the sun is a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace.
 
2018-03-07 12:42:14 PM  

Grither: RottNDude: The sun is really just a magnetically contained fusion reaction controlled by a sophisticated computer, which uses your subconscious as a computational node.

Actually...the sun is a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace.


Is hydrogen built into helium at a temperature of millions of degrees?
 
2018-03-07 12:44:13 PM  

Grither: RottNDude: The sun is really just a magnetically contained fusion reaction controlled by a sophisticated computer, which uses your subconscious as a computational node.

Actually...the sun is a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace.

Nope.
The sun is a miasma
Of incandescent plasma
The sun's not simply made out of gas
No, no, no
The sun is a quagmire
It's not made of fire
Forget what you've been told in the past
 
2018-03-07 12:50:19 PM  
i've seen that done plenty of times on KSP.

MOAR STRUTS!
 
2018-03-07 12:54:14 PM  

Thosw: Grither: RottNDude: The sun is really just a magnetically contained fusion reaction controlled by a sophisticated computer, which uses your subconscious as a computational node.

Actually...the sun is a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace.

Is hydrogen built into helium at a temperature of millions of degrees?


 I see what you did there.
 Big !
 Might even be Giant.
 
2018-03-07 12:59:50 PM  
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2018-03-07 01:07:04 PM  
They Might Be Giants - Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas)
Youtube 3JdWlSF195Y



LET'S DO THIS!!!
 
2018-03-07 01:10:56 PM  
Parker Solar Probe will swoop to within 4 million miles of the sun's surface

Technically, the sun doesn't have a surface any more than fire has a surface or a cloud has a surface. Like a gas giant, things just get slowly more dense and hot the further you go in, until you realize you can't see outside (ie: space) anymore.
 
2018-03-07 01:11:51 PM  
Oh, and the obligatory

John Murphy - Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor)
Youtube NQXVzg2PiZw
 
2018-03-07 01:15:32 PM  
The P-P chain is real!
 
2018-03-07 01:19:22 PM  
Alternate lyrics:

The Sun is a farce,
It's really heated quartz
In a big holographic construct
There's a giant grante rock
Which contains the master clock
And you're not even aware you're on it
 
2018-03-07 01:23:59 PM  

Ishkur: Technically, the sun doesn't have a surface any more than fire has a surface or a cloud has a surface.


NASA- "The Sun's visible surface sometimes has dark sunspots, which are areas of intense magnetic activity that can lead to solar explosions."
 
2018-03-07 01:59:30 PM  

jaytkay: Ishkur: Technically, the sun doesn't have a surface any more than fire has a surface or a cloud has a surface.

NASA- "The Sun's visible surface sometimes has dark sunspots, which are areas of intense magnetic activity that can lead to solar explosions."


  Water has a surface, I tend to compare it to that, because plasma tends to leave a ring in the tub.
 
amb
2018-03-07 02:14:50 PM  
Don't put your name on the list. It is a trick by gov't witch doctors to lower the population. When the probe hits the sun, you'll go up in flames from spontaneous combustion. Unless you have the special aluminium foil helmet. That will protect you from the evil rays.

/aluminium foil for sale.
// $1000 per square foot.
 
2018-03-07 02:19:53 PM  

amb: Don't put your name on the list. It is a trick by gov't witch doctors to lower the population. When the probe hits the sun, you'll go up in flames from spontaneous combustion. Unless you have the special aluminium foil helmet. That will protect you from the evil rays.

/aluminium foil for sale.
// $1000 per square foot.


Is that taking the aluminum tariff into account?
 
2018-03-07 02:38:56 PM  

Smoking GNU: i've seen that done plenty of times on KSP.

MOAR STRUTS!


Where they find out just how hard it is to do.  You need to basically null out the spacecrafts velocity around the Sun which is typically harder than just the escape velocity of the Sun*.  Expect to require at least a slingshot operation around Jupiter, if not a complicated tangle of gravitational assists (if you would rather have more patience and more sensors on your probe than just burning more fuel).
* it would be 2.5 times harder if you wanted to *completely* null out the velocity, but all you really want to is drop your Perisol down to 4 million miles.
 
2018-03-07 02:49:36 PM  

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: Thosw: Grither: RottNDude: The sun is really just a magnetically contained fusion reaction controlled by a sophisticated computer, which uses your subconscious as a computational node.

Actually...the sun is a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace.

Is hydrogen built into helium at a temperature of millions of degrees?

 I see what you did there.
 Big !
 Might even be Giant.


By your username, I'm guessing you're already signed up.
 
2018-03-07 02:56:56 PM  

amb: Don't put your name on the list. It is a trick by gov't witch doctors to lower the population. When the probe hits the sun, you'll go up in flames from spontaneous combustion. Unless you have the special aluminium foil helmet. That will protect you from the evil rays.

/aluminium foil for sale.
// $1000 per square foot.


Being a Ptolemician, D2S will probably cancell the launch, then ship it Putin for free.
 
2018-03-07 03:19:01 PM  
The Sun is a lie
 
2018-03-07 03:53:46 PM  
"When you travel on down toward the sun," replied the captain, "and everything gets yellow and warm and lazy, then you're going in one direction only." He shut his eyes and thought about the smouldering, warm, faraway land, his breath moving gently in his mouth. "South," he nodded slowly to himself. "South."
 
2018-03-07 04:10:00 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Expect to require at least a slingshot operation around Jupiter


Jupiter not needed, although Venus will be needed 7 times.

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Part of me really hopes that the mission gets extended long enough that they can monitor 8th or 9th (or more!)  passes to see how close they can get before the sun flat out destroys this thing.
 
2018-03-07 06:10:57 PM  
If it ain't etched on the circuit board it ain't shiat.

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2018-03-07 06:27:40 PM  
THIS VIDEO SHOWS THE TRUTH NASA DOSNT WANT YOU TO SEE!!! WAKE UP SHEEPLE!! WAKE UP NOW BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!!!!

Embryo morphs into man
Youtube MP095qkxAmw
 
2018-03-08 02:38:11 PM  

Flt209er: yet_another_wumpus: Expect to require at least a slingshot operation around Jupiter

Jupiter not needed, although Venus will be needed 7 times.

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Part of me really hopes that the mission gets extended long enough that they can monitor 8th or 9th (or more!)  passes to see how close they can get before the sun flat out destroys this thing.


If they want to avoid hitting the sun they might have to blow ROC.
 
2018-03-08 08:27:44 PM  
*dips paw into the sun*

(tastes honeysuckle nectar and smells smouldering amber)
 
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