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Dr Christopher Chen was featured on BBC2's programme, Universe: The Sun.

The Astronomy Unit's Dr Christopher Chen, Senior Lecturer in Space Plasma Physics from the Queen Mary University of London featured on BBC2's programme, Universe: The Sun.

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In the programme, Chen discusses the NASA Sun Parker Solar Probe mission, which is the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun. He said: "There's a real challenge for the spacecraft to survive that environment, so in order to do that, there's a very large heat shield on the front of the spacecraft which protects the majority of the instruments which are sat behind the spacecraft body."

This was shown on BBC2