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Thermal Shield wont help a bit , will burn up and all that time/effort and money for nothing.
yeah i suppose NASA doesn't know their thermodynamics well enough....
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post #12 of 106
Thats why it isn't going until 2015. They haven't figured it out yet



I have to assume that they are going to try to get in between the "surface" and the corona. The only really hot part will be passing through the corona, so hopefully that will be quick enough.
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How the hell would they test to see if the heatshield will last? I'm not aware of any natural or man made method of creating temperatures as hot as the surface of the sun..
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this reminds me of the movie "sunshine"

oh that movie rocked
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Maybe some sort of magnet field?

Or some way to split the corona apart briefly. I'd like to know how they are going to communicate with all the noise around the sun though.
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How the hell would they test to see if the heatshield will last? I'm not aware of any natural or man made method of creating temperatures as hot as the surface of the sun..
their might be plasma cutting cuts at 15,000 degrees Celsius and i think the surface of the sun is 5504.9 degrees Celsius
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_cutting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun
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sunshine!! the movie! hah .. except in real life
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How the hell would they test to see if the heatshield will last? I'm not aware of any natural or man made method of creating temperatures as hot as the surface of the sun..
just off the top of my head since i am a welder, the arc from plasma can reach up to 43,000c and if welding on MIG TIG or SAW temps get around 6,000c
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Maybe some sort of magnet field?

Or some way to split the corona apart briefly. I'd like to know how they are going to communicate with all the noise around the sun though.
Most likely it would gather the data, then transmit when it can
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This basically REsolidifies the fact that we have no idea where we are in this "Universe." At the crux of this whole thing, I think this rock we are living on has much more to tell us than it is revealing. Where we stand right now: Somehow, a long time ago (~billions of years ago give or take ~billions) matter on a rock in the middle of a random solar system in the middle of a random galaxy that has neighboring galaxies billions of light years in all 3 dimension directions came together to form something that would eventually evolve, create rockets and leave the rock (earth) and explore.

We can't even travel between the planets in our own solar system yet. After we can finally do that (will take a few more hundred years), we will have to travel to other solar systems within our own galaxy, THEN we will have to travel to other galaxy's. This is to say that a rock bigger than earth does not randomly end up in our solar system and accidentally bump into us (of coarse destroying everything). Hat's off to NASA! Not that you really ever could forget the USA, we will be immortally remembers for all that we have done to explore the vast world of space.

Right now we are limited by the speed of light. In order to travel between the VAST distances, we will need something that travel much faster. Hopefully, through this experiment, NASA will learn how to catch the solar wind coming off the Sun and catapult a probe millions of mph out of our galaxy. I sure hope I'm a live for that!
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