Professor David Burgess of the Astronomy Unit is one of only two UK-based scientists on the Fields Experiment, which is one of the selected proposals.
NASA has begun development of a mission to visit and study the sun closer than ever before. The
unprecedented project, named Solar Probe Plus, is due to launch no
later than 2018.
Professor David Burgess of the Astronomy Unit is one of only two UK-based scientists named as collaborators on the Fields Experiment (Principal Investigator: Stuart Bale, Berkeley, California) recently selected by NASA as an instrument on Solar Probe Plus.
Full details can be found on NASA press release at