NASA Launches Parker Probe to Collect Data from Sun's Corona

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Published on August 12, 2018 - Duration: 00:29s

The Parker Solar Probe will come closer to the sun than any other spacecraft before it.

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NASA Launches Parker Probe to Collect Data from Sun's Corona

NASA just launched a probe that is expected to come closer to the sun than any before it.

It will also be the fastest-moving man-made object in space.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday.

The launch was set to take place Saturday  but was postponed .

Scientists are trying to gather information about the sun that they say could help humanity move out into the solar system.

The probe's mission will last seven years.

Additional reporting by  Newsy affiliate CNN.

 

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