Nasa daily picture for August 13: Parker Solar Probe Launches to 'Touch the Sun'

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Parker Solar Probe launch, August 12, 2018

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe on a mission to touch the Sun, on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The Parker Solar Probe is humanity’s first-ever mission into a part of the Sun’s atmosphere called the corona. Once there, it will directly explore solar processes that are key to understanding and forecasting space weather events that can impact life on Earth.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls



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