The extreme conditions of the corona are one of the main reasons a solar probe mission like this hasn’t been undertaken before. But Parker features a series of innovations that will allow the probe to get close enough to do what needs to be done.
While NASA never intended for the probe to return to Earth, Venus represents a point of no return.
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A key component of Justin Kasper’s sensory equipment, Parker’s Faraday cup, had to be shown capable of withstanding the heat and light of the journey to the sun. To test it, researchers had to create something new – a homemade sun simulator.
When strong magnetic fields crop up along the surface of the Sun cause the atmosphere above to twist, the buildup of magnetic energy leads to a sudden release, called a solar flare. When that energy reaches Earth, it has the capacity to wreak havoc.
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AI, weather forecasting and data science would all benefit from computers that store and process data in the same place. Memristors could be up to the task.
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DARPA’s initiative to reinvigorate the microelectronics industry draws deeply on Michigan Engineering expertise.
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