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World News Story: NASA Spacecraft Rockets Toward Sun for Closest Look Yet

A NASA spacecraft zoomed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before. As soon as this fall, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun's corona, or outer atmosphere, that was visible during last August's total solar eclipse.…


Posted: 2018-08-12 11:10:59

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