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Parker Solar Probe completed its first flyby of Venus on Oct. 3, 2018, during a Venus gravity assist, where the spacecraft used the planet's gravity to alter its trajectory and bring it closer to the Sun. Credits: NASA/JHUAPL

Parker solar probe changed the game before it even launched

On Oct. 3, 2018, Parker Solar Probe performed the first significant celestial maneuver of its seven-year mission. As the orbits of the shuttle and Venus...
Delta IV Heavy Lifts off for Parker Solar Probe Mission

NASA successfully launches the mission to touch the Sun

Parker Solar Probe is a planned NASA's robotic spacecraft to probe the outer corona of the Sun. It will approach to within 8.86 solar...
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Traveling to the Sun: Why won’t Parker solar probe melt?

This summer, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere. The main objective of the mission is...
Artist’s concept of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. The spacecraft will fly through the Sun’s corona to trace how energy and heat move through the star’s atmosphere. Credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL

NASA invites media to view launch of mission to “Touch the Sun”

In order to revolutionize our understanding of the sun, NASA made an announcement about their mission to 'Touch the Sun'. For, that, they designed a spacecraft...