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Sat, 15 Dec 2018

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NASA Launches Mission to ‘Touch the Sun’

NASA Launches Mission to ‘Touch the Sun’
August 11
13:34 2018

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is up for a mission to ‘touch the sun’. The spacecraft is nearly ready to lift off from the earth’s surface which is scheduled to be at 3:33 a.m. EDT (13:03 IST) from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Saturday.

A $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe mission will fly through the sun’s outer atmosphere within 6.4 million km of the gigantic hot star repeatedly, gathering key insights about solar structure, activity, atmosphere, solar winds and other features.

The heavily shielded Parker Solar Probe will make 24 such close flybys over the next seven years, getting within just 3.83 million miles (6.16 million kilometers) of the sun’s surface at closest approach. The sun’s gravity will accelerate the spacecraft to record-breaking speeds during such encounters; at its fastest, the Parker Solar Probe will go about 430,000 mph (690,000 km/h), NASA officials said.

- With inputs from space.com

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