Almost like the movie “Sunshine,” we’ll soon be probing the Sun, except we wont be using a suicide squad of top scientists and astronauts. NASA has decided to finally go to the sun after 400 years of studying the star from afar. The mission is being called Solar Probe+ (pronounced ‘Solar Prove Plus’).
We’ll be using a heat-resistant spacecraft made specifically to dive into the Sun’s atmosphere. For the first time ever we plan to visit a living, breathing star. The project could go through as early as 2015 and is said to take several years to complete. With this stellar project, we’ll be able to solve two great mysteries of astrophysics and make many new discoveries during the mission.