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NASA launches mission to “touch” the sun (8 Photos)
NASA has launched its first-ever mission to study the Sun up close. The solar probe is expected to fly “within 4 million miles of the Sun’s surface.”
Over its 7-year expedition, Parker (named after Gene Parker, the discoverer of solar wind) will travel a total distance of approximately 4.9 billion miles. It will use Venus’ gravity during 7 flybys over nearly 7 yrs to gradually bring its orbit closer to the Sun.