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Parker Solar Probe Is Off To The Sun

Nasa has launched the Parker Solar Probe towards the sun

Nasa has just launch the Parker Solar Probe, the first mission to explore the surface of our sun.

Nasa made history again on Sunday morning after they launched the Parker Solar Probe, the first spacecraft sent to “touch” the sun.

The probe was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Two minutes into the left-off, Nasa’s ground control said that the rocket was on the right trajectory and will exit Earth’s atmosphere and successfully continue towards one of the hottest spots in our solar system.

The Parker Probe will spend the next seven year orbiting around the sun’s outer atmosphere in hopes of sending back info vital to uncover the star’s greatest mysteries.

The mission will particularly focus on collecting information on solar winds and solar energy.

Travelling at 692,000 kmh, it is one of the fastest man-made spacecrafts ever (or any other vehicle), and will be able to endure temperatures as high as 1,300 degrees Celsius.

Orbiting at just 3,83 million miles away from the stars surface, it will make a total 24 complete laps around it.

The launch was witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people from around the globe, who tuned in to watching live online via social media.

First proposed in the 90s, the missions have been in development over past two decades.

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