How close can you get to the sun before it kills you?

Abu Aloul|January 7, 2021
The sun is about 93 million miles away from Earth, and it's at about 3 million miles from the surface that temperatures would scorch up to above 248 degrees Fahrenheit. Relatively speaking, this is still pretty close.

Also asked, what is the closest anyone has gotten to the sun?

On October 29, 2018, at about 18:04 UTC, the spacecraft became the closest ever artificial object to the Sun. The previous record, 42.73 million kilometres (26.55×106 mi) from the Sun's surface, was set by the Helios 2 spacecraft in April 1976.

Similarly, what will happen if you get close to the sun?

Well first thing's first: You would disintegrate. At the temperature of the Sun, most of the molecules that make up our bodies could not even survive, that is why we would not only fry and die, we would really disintegrate (all the molecules breaking apart, leaving only loose atoms).

Could you stand on Sun?

You can't stand on the surface of the Sun even if you could protect yourself. The Sun is a huge ball of heated gas with no solid surface. The Sun's surface is always moving. Sometimes storms bigger than the size of Earth can send gas and energy flowing into space.

What if Earth was 10 feet closer to the sun?

Given the Earth's average absolute temperature is about 288 Kelvin, moving 10 feet closer to the Sun would raise the average temperature of the Earth by 3 billionths of a degree.

How fast would you die in space?

90 seconds after exposure, you'll die from asphyxiation. It's also very cold in space. You'll eventually freeze solid. Depending on where you are in space, this will take 12-26 hours, but if you're close to a star, you'll be burnt to a crisp instead.

How close is too close to the sun?

You can get surprisingly close. The sun is about 93 million miles away from Earth, and if we think of that distance as a football field, a person starting at one end zone could get about 95 yards before burning up. That said, an astronaut so close to the sun is way, way out of position.

How cold is space?

Hot things move quickly, cold things very slowly. If atoms come to a complete stop, they are at absolute zero. Space is just above that, at an average temperature of 2.7 Kelvin (about minus 455 degrees Fahrenheit).

Can humans reach the sun?

Yes we can reach sun. We have already done that we have sent many satellites to revolve around the sun. Distance between earth and sun is 150 million kilometers, Voyager 1 has traveled 125 times larger distance then the between earth and sun.

Can anything survive on the sun?

According to models, the central temperature of the sun is 1.5e+7 K which is orders of magnitude higher than the above mentioned boiling points. Thus no material known to man can exist in solid state at sun's center.

How many years will it take to reach the sun?

Sun is about 8.3 light minutes from the Earth. This means it would take 8.3 minutes for light to reach from the Surface of the Sun to reach the Earth. If you are traveling in a Jumbo Jet , it would take you about 19 years to reach the Sun.

How long would it take to get to the sun in a spaceship?

First, the sun is about 93 million miles away. If our imaginary spacecraft was traveling at the same speed mankind's fastest spacecraft is traveling - 153,454 miles per hour - it would take 606 hours, or 25 days, 15 minutes. At this time, the fastest planned spacecraft is the Parker Solar Probe.

Can we travel to Sun?

In theory, we could. But the trip is long — the sun is 93 million miles (about 150 million kilometers) away — and we don't have the technology to safely get astronauts to the sun and back yet. The sun would melt anything that got near it. But we can send robotic probes toward the sun and even around it.

How cold is it on moon?

Daytime on one side of the moon lasts about 13 and a half days, followed by 13 and a half nights of darkness. When sunlight hits the moon's surface, the temperature can reach 260 degrees Fahrenheit (127 degrees Celsius). When the sun goes down, temperatures can dip to minus 280 F (minus 173 C).

What does space smell like?

"Space," astronaut Tony Antonelli has said, "definitely has a smell that's different than anything else." Space, three-time spacewalker Thomas Jones has put it, "carries a distinct odor of ozone, a faint acrid smell." Space, Jones elaborated, smells a little like gunpowder. It is "sulfurous."

Can we survive without sun?

Without the Sun's rays, all photosynthesis on Earth would stop. While some inventive humans might be able to survive on a Sun-less Earth for several days, months, or even years, life without the Sun would eventually prove to be impossible to maintain on Earth.

Can NASA go to the Sun?

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from the surface.

Can you touch the sun?

"Touching the sun," NASA says. That's more than 14 times closer than Mercury is to the sun — a distance that averages of 58 million miles (93 million km). And it will be the closest that any human-made object has been to the sun — essentially, Parker will "touch the sun."


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