When will humans land on the sun?

After spending hours and hours on the NASA website researching an answer to your question, I finally have come to a date. Never.

It’s not the surface of the sun you have to worry about, but the corona, which I managed to photograph during the eclipse of 2017 in Missouri. Not the best shot but here it is. The corona is even hotter than the sun. We’re not exactly sure why that is, but you’ve got to get through that before you get to the surface! In this picture, taken with a cheap cannon digital camera with a cheap telephoto lens, the moon is blocking the sun. Slight pink marks at the edge are solar flares that were taking place during the eclipse. The white stuff is called the corona. Essentially, this is the sun’s atmosphere. You’re going to burn up there before you reach the burning surface!

Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

Let's hear what you have to say. Write a comment.

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s