• Question: do you think in years to come, will be able to travel to the sun?

    Asked by phantom to Paul on 18 Nov 2012.
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      Paul Higgins answered on 18 Nov 2012:

      Well, currently scientists are building a satellite that will go very close to the sun (1/4 the distance between the earth and sun, to near mercury). Also, NASA is building a probe that will be shot into the sun and measure it before it burns up. As for people going to the Sun, I’m not sure why we would want to… But it will be many years before it would be possible to survive in a spaceship close to the Sun.