Thursday, March 8, 2018

Fun On The Sun?

NASA is inviting everyone to submit their names to be included on a memory chip that will be part of the Parker probe - which will go closer to the sun than any other man-made object so far.

In fact, when its mission is over (specifically, when it runs out of fuel), it will eventually land on the sun.

It's free, because it's just a NASA publicity thing - everyone's forgetting the Parker probe exists. And it's going to do some good science - so if you want to be silly with NASA, go enter your name here.

(Not that the science is silly, but the names are. Which is exactly why it's so much fun).