• NASA Launches Spacecraft for Closest-Ever Journey to the Sun

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    NASA successfully launched a spacecraft toward the sun on Sunday, hoping to increase scientific understanding of how our star works.
    The Parker Solar Probe's departure promises to set a plethora of records, including speediest spacecraft, highest velocity while leaving Earth and closest solar approach. It will also mark the first robotic visit to a uniquely hostile environment: the unstable atmosphere of a giant ball of perpetual nuclear fusion.
    The probe lifted off at 3:31 a.m. Eastern time from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket sporting a rare third...
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