Watch NASA launch the Parker Solar Probe toward the sun

The Parker Solar Probe will try to solve a mystery of the sun’s super-hot corona. Live-stream the launch here. If all goes according to plan, at 3:33 am ET Saturday (very early in the morning), NASA will launch the Parker Solar Probe in a mission to study the sun, our closest star. The seven-year mission is unprecedented: The probe will come within 4 million miles of the solar surface — the closest of any spacecraft — and take measurements of the sun’s mysteriously powerful atmosphere, called the corona.

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By: Vox - Friday, 10 August

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