The European Space Agency is officially sending a probe to the Sun

What costs a billion euros, can operate in temperatures in excess of 500 degrees celsius, and orbits the sun closer than any spacecraft in human history? » 10/05/11 6:30am 10/05/11 6:30am

Pack Your SPF-5 Billion: We're Going To The Sun!

We're sending not one, but two probes to the sun in the next few years. Hopefully making first contact with the super-hot aliens who have been watching us from inside the solar coronas. Gallery below. » 4/29/09 1:04pm 4/29/09 1:04pm