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[-]  10-08-18 21:32

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NASA successfully launched a spacecraft that will study the Sun’s atmosphere
Early Sunday morning, the United Launch Alliance successfully launched its most powerful rocket, the Delta IV Heavy, carrying a spacecraft bound for the Sun. On top of the rocket was NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, embarking on the first ever mission into the Sun’s atmosphere, known as the corona. Thanks to a big lift from the Delta IV, the Parker Solar Probe will get closer to the Sun than any human-made vehicle has been before — a mere 4 million miles away.
Getting to the Sun is actually supe...

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