• NASA is about to launch a $1.5 billion probe to 'touch the sun' and study our star's mysterious, blazing-hot atmosphere

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    NASA plans to launch a robot on Saturday that will fly closer to the sun than any mission in history.
    The Parker Solar Probe will use a high-tech heat shield to avoid being destroyed.
    The probe is designed in part to study the sun's ultra-hot outer atmosphere, called the corona , among other mysteries.
    The mission may help scientists predict space weather events that can wreak havoc on Earth.
    NASA is about to launch a $1.5 billion space mission to "touch" the sun and study its atmosphere , solar wind , and other mysteries.
    The Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to launch on Saturday, August...
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