NASA spacecraft headed to the edge of the sun is renamed for astrophysicist Eugene Parker

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:32 in Astronomy & Space

A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year bearing the name of an astrophysicist who helped scientists understand how Earth interacts with the star at the center of our solar system. The Parker Solar Probe will launch in the summer of 2018 and fly within 4 million miles of the sun's...

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