• Question: if you sent a rocket to the sun would it melt?

    Asked by hillenamarie97 to Amy on 16 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Amy MacQueen

      Amy MacQueen answered on 16 Jun 2011:

      Almost certainly – and most likely before it got there because the sun is REALLY hot!!! Its surface temperature is ~5500 degrees celsius!!! and thats pretty hot (a hot day in the UK is about 24!) 🙂

      So unless you found some material that could withstand this heat it would never get there! 🙂