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The Parker Solar Probe will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability to forecast major space-weather events that impact life on Earth.
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Early August, NASA will launch a mission to touch the sun’s atmosphere. The main objective of the Parker Solar Probe is to reveal the mysteries of corona, the sun’s outer atmosphere. A number of French agencies have collaborated in this important mission, as RFI’s Dhananjay Khadilkar reports.
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