SunFX is Lin Hsin Hsin's vision on the effects of how sunlight pushes asteriods. It began as a painting, and became a Series.
What is this effect?
Fundamentally, the existence of a continuous stream of particles flowing outward from the sun was first suggested by British astronomer Richard C. Carrington. The solar wind contributes to fluctuations in celestial radio waves observed on the Earth through an effect called interplanetary scintillation. In the late 1990s, the Ultraviolet Coronal Spectrometer (UVCS) instrument on board the SOHO spacecraft observed the acceleration region of the fast solar wind emanating from the poles of the sun and found that the wind accelerates much faster than can be accounted for by thermodynamic expansion alone.
Parker was the first person to notice that the weakening effect of the gravity has the same effect on hydrodynamic flow as a de Laval nozzle: it incites a transition from subsonic to supersonic flow. Opposition to Parker's hypothesis on the solar wind was strong. In 1958, he submitted a paper to the Astrophysical Journal was rejected by two reviewers. It was saved by the editor Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (who later received the 1983 Nobel Prize in physics). Other effects of the solar wind & sunlight includes asteroid impact.
Asteroid impact avoidance comprises a number of methods by which near-Earth objects (NEO) could be diverted, preventing destructive impact events. A sufficiently large impact by an asteroid or other NEOs would cause, depending on its impact location, massive tsunamis, multiple firestorms and an impact winter caused by the sunlight blocking effect of placing large quantities of pulverized rock dust, and other debris, into the stratosphere. Most deflection efforts for a large object require from a year to decades of warning, allowing time to prepare and carry out a collision avoidance, to successfully deflect a body on a direct collision trajectory.
According to NASA: Rotating asteroids have a tough time sticking to their orbits. Their surfaces heat up during the day and cool down at night, giving off radiation that can act as a sort of mini-thruster. This force, called the Yarkovsky effect, can cause rotating asteroids to drift widely over time, making it hard for scientists to predict their long-term risk to Earth.
To learn more about the Yarkovsky effect: NASA OSIRIS-REx Mission sent a spacecraft on September 8, 2106, 7:00pm ET to the near-Earth Asteroid Bennu to observe how Bennu's shape, brightness, and surface features influence the strength of the Yarkovsky effect, helping scientists to better predict Bennu's orbit over time and pin down its long-term risk. The spacecraft will select the best spot on Bennu, collect samples, and return back to planet Earth by September 2023.
Three of Lin's artworks: Asteroid, sunFX, roboDroid were selected by NASA OSIRIS-REx Mission -- the first of its kind for NASA, both to travel to an Asteroid and accompanied by artworks encapsulated on a chip onboard the spacecraft.