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Nasa prepares historic probe 'to touch the sun'

Nasa prepares historic probe 'to touch the sun'
 
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. NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben/CC/Wikimedia

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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