Have we ever sent space probes to examine our Sun?

Adding to Alec Cawley's answer to Have we ever sent space probes to examine our Sun?the two Helios (spacecraft) - Wikipedia were launched in 1974 and 1976 to study the Sun. They are no longer operational, but they were notable because they are

How fast we will be able to space travel in 50 years given the current technological knowledge we have today?

In 50 years, in a nutshell, manned missions to Mars, a possible Moon base, and the beginnings of asteroid mining to include not only near Earth asteroids but also the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter are all possible. Possible

Have we ever sent space probes to examine our Sun?

Adding to Alec Cawley's answer to Have we ever sent space probes to examine our Sun?the two Helios (spacecraft) - Wikipedia were launched in 1974 and 1976 to study the Sun. They are no longer operational, but they were notable because they are

How does the Tesla car that Elon Musk sent into space not melt in the sun?

It does not melt in the sun because it is not headed towards the sun.

What was the effect on Tesla of having one of their cars sent into space by SpaceX?

Tesla does not advertise, yet 450,000 people put down $1000 deposits to buy the Model 3, a car no one would even test drive for 2 more years. The effect on Tesla from Elon's roadster being sent into space was more word of mouth, more people test driving Tesla cars and more orders for new cars.

What is the proof that mass is having an effect on space (and not space having an effect on mass)?

If we accept the general relativity view, spacetime does have an effect on the motion of the mass (or energy).  Mass tells spacetime how to curve.  The curvature of spacetime tells mass how to move.  There is no "limit" to the extent of either

Can you blow my mind with a space fact?

How about this:Stand outside, perfectly still, and look around you. Leaves flutter in the breeze, cars drive by, birds flit through the air, and yet you are perfectly motionless amidst all that activity.But are you really? At that very moment, you are standing on the

How fast we will be able to space travel in 50 years given the current technological knowledge we have today?

In 50 years, in a nutshell, manned missions to Mars, a possible Moon base, and the beginnings of asteroid mining to include not only near Earth asteroids but also the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter are all possible. Possible

Can you blow my mind with a space fact?

How about this:Stand outside, perfectly still, and look around you. Leaves flutter in the breeze, cars drive by, birds flit through the air, and yet you are perfectly motionless amidst all that activity.But are you really? At that very moment, you are standing on the

Why do we spend a lot of money to send satellites in space?

The first satellite? Lots of reasons. Probably the most cited was the psychological impact of an object floating over US soil during the Cold War as if to say

What would the world do if aliens tried to contact humans?

Thanks for A2A.Read this article: 1952 Washington, D.C. UFO incident.This is not conspiracy nutter material. It is a matter of public record, and can only be erased historically by the Ministry of Truth. While there is anyone alive who remembers the event and the number of people who have collected and

Why are space ships called spaceships?

Why are space ships called spaceships?Because they are ships (containers for people or cargo) that travel in space.

What are the possible ways to remove space debris?

Some experts have predicted that in the future Earth will have a ring like Saturn. But our ring will be nuts and bolts and trash. China actually practiced attacking and exploding a space object creating tones of trash for no good reason !Some experts envision a giant

What are your thoughts on the NBC article stating the Oumuamua object may have been an alien probe?

I think that they are full of unfounded crap which they have to say because unless it's about aliens, bigfoot, nessie or some other happy crap they figure the average, ignorant doof on the street cannot possibly be interested.They are talking

What is NASA space settlement design contest?

The NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Competition is one of the most prestigious and biggest aerospace engineering competitions in the world targeted at middle school and high school students, arguably after the International Space Settlement Design Competition.Involving participants from a host

Why can't you see stars in videos of space?

Try it yourself. Get any video camera (a phone will do) and film a friend, lit enough so that the camera can see them, with the night sky as the background.Notice the total lack of stars in the video.Start a conspiracy theory as to how the video was faked.

Is it possible to plant life on another planet?

You have raised an important and interesting point.Planting life (microorganisms to start) with is pretty simple given the fact that man landed on moon way back in 1968 or so and now man has send probes that are bringing back soil/rock samples etc

When will India get a space station?

India? As in: an own space station? Well, I'm not that informed of the Indian space program, but let me put it this way: India's space program was founded in 1975. That makes it even younger than the Chinese one. China got a man into space in 2003. India isn't even that far (although they are

Why is the spacing between probes in a four probes device the same?

AIMTo determine the resistivity of semiconductors by Four probe Method.APPARATUSThe experimental set up consists of probe arrangement, sample , oven 0-200°C, constant current generator , oven power supply and digital panel meter(measuring voltage and current).Four probe apparatus is one of the standard and most

What is the craziest fact you know about space?

A Martain day (Sol) can be divided by Earth seconds via prime numbers of 5 parts with 5

What are the most awe-inspiring space pictures, and why?

The following are some of the pictures that I remember along with other pictures in this page. I have listed them under various categories.Nebulas: Pillars of Creation:     This is one of my favorite images of all and

If intelligent aliens wanted to sequester Earth, and make humans believe that no other alien species existed beyond Earth, how would they do it?

They probably wouldn't have to do much: Presently the only way we could detect extra-terrestrial intelligence would be to receive a sufficiently powerful electro-magnetic signal from them.  So unless they were beaming light signals directly towards us we would be (are) oblivious to

Why can't you see the Sun or stars in all of the outer space pictures they show us?

Because of the immense distances involved, one exposure won't capture detail for all of the above at once. The farther away we are the less light hits us from a given source. An equivalent scenario would be to wait until the sun is setting over your house. Then go inside, turn on

Why are we on this planet?

Everything to humans is language.WHY - the ability to distinguish and care about future outcome, ie. weigh memories and desires, is one mark of a highly functional survival instinctARE - the re-affirmation of the concept of historical plurality implies both trust in the pattern of plurality as stable system AND conscious will

Does being on Earth count as being in space since the Earth is in space?

No. Technically speaking, the concept of space is better defined as

How long can an astronaut stay in space without oxygen?

An astronaut can survive in outer space without oxygen,but for barely a few seconds.After about 15 seconds,he/she will start losing consciousness from lack of oxygen.That's a totally different case from Earth.On earth you can easily survive a few minutes without breathing because there is no vaccum on Earth

Shouldn't there be many, many planets wandering in space without orbiting a star?

Yes; in fact, scientists believe that is the case.The number of so-called

Why do we send people into space?

Following WWII, we had German and American rocket scientists with not a whole lot to do that the US didn't want going over to the Soviet Union. We also had a growing stable of test pilots and a few people in the US public who

Can aliens not exist?

They can exist. We are living beings, so life exists, so it is possible that there is some life somewhere else.But now the question is : Is it really probable, or is there only a tiny chance ?There are, from my point of view, two different possibilities :

Why isn't space illuminated?

I've read all the threads on the answers so far and as far as I can tell, Joshua Engel has the gist of it.The issue is that even if we're looking at a galaxy that's 100k light years across, which means the photon that we see from the closest

What can astronauts see in outer space that we cannot see from here on Earth?

What can astronauts see in outer space that we cannot see from here on Earth?With the aid of their instruments, they can see the electromagnetic spectrum which is filtered out by the atmosphere, that does not reach the surface of Earth.Remote SensingSome types of electromagnetic radiation easily pass through the atmosphere, while other types do not.The ability

Why isn't there light in space, but there is on Earth?

There is light in space. Putting aside the wavelengths humans cannot see and focusing only on the visible spectrum, remember that we only see things because light bounces off and reaches our eyes. Certain things absorb certain wavelengths of light and reflect the rest, which is why certain things are certain colors.If you're asking why space appears

Which space association is better, NASA or JAXA?

In what way? Each have their strengths. They are run by governments with different goals for space.

Does India have its own space station?

Does India have its own space station?No India doesn't. India doesn't have manned mission yet. A space station isn't necessary for now. Besides building a space station is not a easy job. It also needs a lot of money. That's why

In deep intergalactic space, would an astronaut be able to see his own hand?

It depends what you mean by "deep space". If you were far from Earth but the same distance from the sun that Earth is, the sun would be rather brighter, since the atmosphere scatters some light. The further from the sun, the dimmer.

What is the best, mind-blowing, high resolution (HD, if you'd like to call it) picture of outer space?

The best, mind-blowing photograph of outer space is of SOMBRERO GALAXY.The Sombrero Galaxy is one of the most beautiful galaxies in universe. It is one of the most unusual looking barred spiral galaxies visible from Earth.Its bright nucleus, large central

Should a space agency like NASA, ESA, CSA or Roscosmos (etc.) send a flat-earther to the Internation Space Station? Would there be any benefits of doing this?

No. If you wasted the money to fly a flat-earthier to the ISS you might convince them, if they didn't decide that it was all an elaborate hoax. Even if you did convince the person you took up, all the rest

Which religion ever explained about outer space?

Quite a few of the more modern ones at least mention the possibility of extraterrestrial aliens.Cthulhu Mythos cultsFlying Spaghetti MonsterScientologyBut in general, religions aren't about exploring space, but exploring morality and what it means to be human.Feel free to create your

Why is there no bounce light on objects in space when it's filled with with bright stars?

Behold!Planets and their satellites in our solar system are not themselves luminous, but reflect light from the Sun. The Moon and Venus (each pictured below) are the two brightest objects in the sky after the Sun itself, and the light with which they shine is ‘bounced' starlight.

What is in space below Earth?

What a fascinating question involving just six words! In fact, two of the words (

What's easier: getting a spacecraft to space, or keeping a spacecraft in space?

Of-course getting the space craft in the space. Have a look on any rocket, i guess 95% mass is the rocket and its fuel. Review following figures for Space Shuttle obtained from Ask an AstronomerThe Space Shuttle weighed 165,000 pounds empty. Its external tank

Why don't stars light up the whole of space?

Oh, but they do!Any random direction intersects a star at some distance. When you're looking at the pitch black gap between two stars, you're actually looking in the direction of other stars. What am I saying