Humans have sent spacecraft to some really impressive places—the moon, Mars, Pluto, even beyond the reaches of our solar system. One place we've never gone? The sun. It's 1.3 million times bigger than our planet and reaches temperatures above 27 million degrees in its core. Bottom line? It's daunting. But the European Space Agency isn't scared. They want to detect gravitational waves, and they figure sending three spacecraft to orbit the sun is the best way to do that.
Do The Wave
You Might As Well Be Orbitin' The Sun
Golden Cubes and Gravitational Waves: ESA's LISA Mission
Written by Ashley Hamer July 5, 2017
Wake up with the smartest email in your inbox.
Our Best Articles Daily