#AskNASA┃ Is the Sun a ball of fire?

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Is the Sun a ball of fire? And why does NASA send missions to the Sun? NASA’s Heliophysics Director Nicky Fox explains NASA’s latest solar science findings. The Parker Solar Probe mission is revolutionizing our understanding of the Sun, where changing conditions can propagate out into the solar system, affecting Earth and other worlds. It will travel through the Sun’s atmosphere, closer to the surface than any spacecraft before it, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions — and ultimately providing humanity with the closest-ever observations of a star.
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Comments: 100
  1. Red Pill Think Tank

    Did they just assume the gender of the spacecraft? How dare they!

  2. Zalamedas

    It is totally wrong to call the space around the sun as the sun’s atmosphere

  3. Salman Rashid

    She related to Elon Musk?

  4. F CP

    Gracias. Love

  5. MS

    NASA uping their youtube game..love this young lady

  6. Alan Reet

    I like her


    No its a mass of different gases

  8. Juan Francisco V.D.

    Thanks ☀❤

  9. Erik van Ravenstein

    Is NASA a clothing brand?

  10. Day Bot

    Just think the sun is like the other planets and it have a solid place

  11. William Matar

    Beautiful cross on your neck

  12. azizullah khan

    i think then this will be more away from sun

  13. Naman Pandey

    Hello NASA🔥🔥

  14. ،،صمت،،الشتاء،، ،،،،

    Nasa can you do som thing in Arbeian I dont understand som thing,,pleas,

  15. Cris Aguiar

    Good money! Good seria her traducâo para Portuguese rsrsr… bjs

  16. Unbroken Flower


  17. Kokun YT

    The sun is deadly laser

  18. Richa pandey

    How many layers does thr sun have

  19. legends of game power

    How can that on some planets have no oxygene well its burning

  20. Tina Corbett

    “Everything at the center of the sun gets squashed together and chemical reactions occur…”
    *eye twitches*
    Did she just say that??

  21. Muhammad Rakha Fadhilah

    101 dislikes !!! Uwwooow what’s going ?!


    Oh its a nuclear reactor!!!


    I like this

  24. Dipali Sengupta

    Nicely stated
    Good night to you

  25. Kris lol

    is math related to science? xD

  26. Simbelmyne 444

    We 💘 the 🌞! 😘

  27. Nandut oLaLa

    Hi im from🇲🇨🇲🇨🇲🇨🇲🇨 salam kenal

  28. Hassan Vlogs

    Can I get sun here 🤣

  29. Bosron BGman

    Please use the metric system or at least type in the numbers in both systems.

  30. J Dwin

    The heat shield will continue to orbit i guest .

  31. Murrv Vmurr

    Hidden figure?😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  32. David Reese

    Compressed Liquid Metallic Hydrogen!

  33. TheRedKnight 237

    Why did they call the moon mission Apollo when Apollo is the god of the sun 🧐


    Do black holes move???

  35. Claudiu Stian


  36. Samir Benkirane

    I ask you some Thing for wish country you work NASA 😏☺️ I NEED ANSWER

  37. Rajesh Saw

    Can we again go on moon

  38. The CrimsonZeke


  39. SIZ Modig

    Sunny science every day for her!

  40. Amaan Alvi

    Can we live in moon

  41. Анастасия Моцарт

    Спасибо за ответы)))

  42. Flat Earth Watertown New York

    I see

  43. VS Produções4k

    Ola amigo sou fiel espero voce la no meu cantinho. abraço

  44. Davidgamer 2005


  45. Gamer Boy

    Ah thank you!

  46. Randy farm and lifecraft

    What do you think about the idea of ion space jets?
    A jet engine that is, more, or less, a ion engine that uses the atmosphere as fuel, and switches to a fuel for space as it gets higher.

  47. crimson coin

    It’s molten glass 😁

  48. Khaled Abdul Alah

    Thank you for answering our questions

  49. Dilanas Jonaitis

    This video was very inspiring

  50. Thingzo Facto

    Thank you very much for explaining beautifully.

  51. Donald J. Trump

    Cruel Sun 🌞

  52. Charles Pumpkin

    Wait the rovers on Mars HAVE BACTERIA FROM EARTH

  53. S.P. Patnaik

    Like it 👍

  54. A1R radHE

    This is what we need…thanx NASA..!

  55. Rick Borghuis

    I know that the sun is a nuclear fusion reactor and the sun is plasma only.
    That or what I heard on documentaries

  56. Shaurya Bhatt

    I wanna join nasa :-(

  57. Captain Blubber


  58. Dexter Morgan

    Sun is awesome he’s the source of universal basic warmth 👌

  59. Adriana Troncoso nise

    I have a question :D
    Can i be an astronaut :)

  60. Private X

    Love the accent.

  61. Frank Castle

    Great Balls of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis

  62. •cxtie Emi•

    I love this channel :D

  63. Nabiha Syed

    Yeah it was totally my question

  64. Leche de caballo

    When I first saw the thumbnail I thought this was satire.

  65. Nikhil Kumar Raghav

    I have a question for all
    If Space is expanding according to all theories then space in expanding in what ??as space is vacuum and vacuum is expanding in ?what? Like gas expands in a room similarly space expands in _______? .please answer and fill the blank

  66. Cantara Bella

    I have it on good authority that the sun is a dealy lazer…

  67. Medium D Speaks

    I thought this was an Onion video at first

  68. Vivek Acharya

    The same lady who looked after the parker solar probe project :)

  69. El Pollo Loco

    Just let me throw on some sunblock,
    I got this one

  70. Guigui Ferrand

    Me: Yes it is 😂😂😂😂😂

  71. katsuzi Turkievicz Waku

    🇧🇷❤️ I Love Space and Science❤️🇧🇷

  72. Tauhidul Islam Abir

    Useful, thanks :)
    From Bangladesh

  73. Andrés Montoya

    Thumbnail : Cruel Sun

  74. et tu brühtus

    Theresa Mays new job after leaving her PM role.

  75. jo jones

    The sun is a miasma of incandescent plasma

  76. NewWhirledOrder

    How is space supposedly so cold with all the heat from the sun passing through it?

  77. Szevér Holdosi

    What if you guys recived the same amount of funding as the military? What would you do with it?

  78. veon Almeida

    Why sun’s magnetic field turns in ‘s’ shape


    I’m a welder and I looked at the sun through my helmet many times, and I see no flames it looks as smooth as a cue ball orange red and yellow in color

  80. Rohan Khatri

    Why is she refering to parker probe as ‘she’

  81. Arpita

    Please answer this question

  82. Yeff

    Bill Wurtz said it best:

  83. Yoza Anugrah

    Thumbnail: the power of the sun in palm of my hand

  84. Muzzamil Mahir

    Is it possible to Land a heat resistant spacecraft on sun

  85. Comment Highlighted

    Could we ever use a strong enough magnetic field to protect a satellite when heading towards the sun?

  86. Jim Mulholland

    Waiting for all the flat heads to come

  87. Svqqr-Chan

    For Christmas I’ve received a reflector Telescope! I’m so happy :)

  88. LeviSquadReject / Anbu Avengers

    Her: the sun is basically like a giant nuclear reactor
    *insert Chernobyl joke here*

  89. John Delacruz

    I love when shes says “Mars and beyond” she means moon

  90. Tsahkratis

    “Can I get some Sun in here please?”
    Haha, nice : )

  91. Clint Cheng

    not actual size?! come back when you have a lifesize model of the suns corona. what is this a video for ants

  92. ThrusterX

    Why does she look like Elon Musk but a woman version of him?

  93. Vortex Eleven

    Who wants to join in on my new conspiracy theory?
    The Sun-Is-A-Ball-Of-Fire Society!

  94. Baron Von Crispy

    I thought this was satire honestly seeing the thumbnail

  95. Ferrariman601

    No. The sun is a 5,000 year old dinosaur put there by Jesus, right after he signed the Declaration of Independence and created NASCAR.

  96. I put the Asian in Caucasian

    Up next: Is the internet a series of tubes?

  97. Tommy Thach

    I love how she just threw out the first card.

  98. Ronan Parsons

    Yes but before we show you proof, we have to tell you about our sponsor: Raid shadow legends

  99. Somnath Roy

    2500 Fahrenheit = 1371 Celsius
    80 Fahrenheit = 26 Celsius
    EDIT: welcome

  100. Christian V-H

    Is the Sun a ball of fire? No. The Sun is a deadly lazer.

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