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NASA's Parker Solar Probe Launches on a Mission to Study the Sun and Its Dangers


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Wilde
- 70 days ago - washingtonpost.com
energetic particles that can hit Earth within minutes and disrupt radio communication,interfere with GPS,and fry the electric grid. A "worst case scenario" space weather event could cause more damage than Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey and Sandy combined.



   

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Wilde T (10)
Sunday August 12, 2018, 2:54 pm
There we go, Icarus comes to mind. Maybe not this craft but maybe our technological civilization will eventually end up flying too close to the sun for our own good.
 

Donna T (0)
Sunday August 12, 2018, 3:03 pm
thank you
 

Judy C (91)
Sunday August 12, 2018, 3:18 pm
I'm glad we're putting some resources into this project, which could lead to some important and very useful findings about CME's, for just one example. It's infinitely better than Trump's cockamamie Space Wars scheme!
 

Animae C (507)
Sunday August 12, 2018, 8:31 pm
Agree with Judy.
Thanx Wilde
 
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