How NASA's Parker Solar Probe Will 'Kiss the Sun'

NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve GribbenEver since NASA opened for business in 1958, spacecraft have explored our cosmic neighborhood, orbiting Mercury, flying by Venus, studying Saturn for over a decade, even speeding by Pluto just three years ago.There is however, one place we’ve never explored: The sun.That’s about to change. Early Saturday morning, NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe from Kennedy Space Center in Florida where it will begin a six-and-a-half year journey to cozy up to our solar system’s star. The spacecraft will be the first to visit the sun, coming...

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By: The Daily Beast - Friday, 10 August

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