# how close can we get to the sun without dying

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.

## How close can the Earth get to the sun without burning?

If a spacecraft were to be wrapped up in that kind of shielding, it would get to within 1.3 million miles of the sun. The integrity of the shielding would be compromised well before that, so, theoretically, you could make it to that distance before become fried to death.

## What is the closest we can get to the sun?

As of its perihelion 21 November 2021, the Parker Solar Probe’s closest approach is 8.5 million kilometres (5.3 million miles).

## How close can you get to the sun without burning up?

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.

## What is the closest something can get to the Sun?

The previous record, 42.73 million kilometres (26.55 million miles) from the Sun’s surface, was set by the Helios 2 spacecraft in April 1976. As of its perihelion 21 November 2021, the Parker Solar Probe’s closest approach is 8.5 million kilometres (5.3 million miles).

## Can we ever reach sun?

The sun’s surface is about 6,000 Kelvin, which is 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit (5,726 degrees Celsius). The sun would melt anything that got near it. But we can send robotic probes toward the sun and even around it.

## How close can a spaceship get to the Sun before burning up?

If a spacecraft were to be wrapped up in that kind of shielding, it would get to within 1.3 million miles of the sun. The integrity of the shielding would be compromised well before that, so, theoretically, you could make it to that distance before become fried to death.

## What would happen if a spaceship got too close to the Sun?

No material on Earth could withstand these high temperatures, and so you can probably expect any spacecraft to melt away into nothing at this point.

## How close can NASA get to the Sun?

The spacecraft will fly through the Sun’s atmosphere as close as 3.8 million miles to our star’s surface, well within the orbit of Mercury and more than seven times closer than any spacecraft has come before. (Earth’s average distance to the Sun is 93 million miles.)

## How close is the spacecraft to the Sun?

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