Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Solar Probe

Closer to the Sun

Credit: NASA/John Hopkins University

The Solar Probe, that will be build based on the experiences with Messenger, will try to shed some light on the following topics:

- structure and dynamics of the magnetic fields at the sources of solar wind;
- flow of energy that heats the corona and accelerates the solar wind;
- mechanisms accelerating and transporting energetic particles;
- exploring dusty plasma near the sun and its influence on solar wind and energetic particle formation.

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