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Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'

The US space agency launches a probe that aims to travel closer to the Sun than ever before.

NASA to Make Second Parker Solar Probe Launch Attempt

1 week ago from NY Times Science

The spacecraft, which NASA says will “touch the sun,” was unable to get off the launchpad early Saturday morning because of technical issues.

How to watch the 2018 Perseid meteor shower

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

NASA's Bill Cooke tells CBS News that spectators are in store for a better watching experience this year due to diminished moonlight

'Star Trek 4' Uncertain as Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth Drop Out: Report

1 week ago from Space.com

Actors Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth both walk away from negotiations for the next "Star Trek" movie, putting its future in jeopardy, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Chicago Cubs' Jon Lester tries again to find groove against Washington Nationals

1 week ago from UPI

CHICAGO -- For the first half of the season, Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester proved to be nearly unbeatable.

Watch live: Parker Solar Probe to make second launch attempt Sunday

1 week ago from UPI

NASA TV will provide live streaming coverage of the Parker Solar Probe's Sunday morning launch.

Perseids: Bright Meteor Shower in August

1 week ago from Space.com

The Perseids meteor shower arises out of the debris of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which last made a pass by Earth in 1992.

Colorful Nebulas Decorate the Milky Way in Gorgeous Night-Sky Photo

1 week ago from Space.com

A night scene captured from Pulo do Lobo, a waterfall located in the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve near Mértola, Portugal, shows the arc of the winter Milky Way sprinkled with...

Now You Can 3D-Print a NASA SOFIA Flying Telescope of Your Very Own!

1 week ago from Space.com

You can now 3D print your own miniature version of NASA's flying telescope, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).

Perseid Meteor Shower 2018 Weather Forecast: Smoke May Screen Out Western US

1 week ago from Space.com

It's an excellent year to see the Perseid meteor shower, but clouds and smoke may obstruct the view for skywatchers in much of the U.S.

Solar probe launch delayed due to a technical glitch

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

NASA and rocket-builder United Launch Alliance plan to make another attempt to get the long-awaited mission off the ground early on Sunday

NASA poised to blast off first spacecraft to explore Sun

1 week ago from Physorg

The first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun is poised to blast off Saturday, on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and unlock the mysteries...

Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

A last-minute technical problem has delayed NASA's unprecedented flight to the sun.

Last-Minute Glitch Delays Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe

1 week ago from Space.com

NASA's $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe will have to wait at least another day to launch to the sun after a last-minute glitch forced the space agency to postpone the...

Watch live: Parker Solar Probe to begin trip toward sun

1 week ago from UPI

NASA TV will provide live streaming coverage of the Parker Solar Probe's early morning launch.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Rolls Out to Launchpad for Sun-Touching Mission

1 week ago from Space.com

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket topped with NASA's Parker Solar Probe rolled out to its launch pad here at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station this evening (Aug....

Arizona Cardinals sign CB Tim Scott

1 week ago from UPI

The Arizona Cardinals signed cornerback Tim Scott to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday.

NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun's glittering crown

1 week ago from Physorg

NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun's glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither.

See Scientist Eugene Parker Bid Farewell to the Sun Probe NASA Named for Him

1 week ago from Space.com

It's never too late to do something for the first time — especially if that thing is seeing a rocket launch in person, and even more so if that rocket...

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Mission to the Sun in Pictures

1 week ago from Space.com

See images of NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission, which the agency plans to launch in July 2018. The spacecraft will get seven times closer to the sun than any probe...

Trump Wants a Space Force — But We Have an Air Force Space Command

1 week ago from Space.com

The United States might launch a Space Force, a new military branch, but how is this different from the Air Force Space Command?

Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Saturday! What to Expect

1 week ago from Space.com

A partial solar eclipse on Aug. 11, 2018 will be visible from most of Asia, far northern Europe, Iceland and Greenland, and northern Canada. Here's what you need to know.

NASA Is About to Launch the Fastest Spacecraft in History. Target: The Sun!

1 week ago from Space.com

On Aug. 11, NASA will launch its newest spacecraft, called the Parker Solar Probe, aboard a huge rocket. And by December 2024, that probe will become the fastest spacecraft ever.

Watch NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Launch

1 week ago from NY Times Science

There’s a lot we don’t know about the sun and its power, and this mission will help to fill in the blanks in the years to come.

Wake Up, Opportunity! Engineers Have an Awesome Playlist for NASA's Sleeping Mars Rover

1 week ago from Space.com

Engineers with NASA's Mars Exploration Rover program have been left hanging on like a yo-yo for 60 days now, after Opportunity lost power during a global dust storm.

NRL's sun imaging telescopes fly on NASA Parker Solar Probe

1 week ago from Physorg

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's unique expertise in sun-viewing telescopes will be an integral part of the historic NASA Parker Solar Probe mission scheduled to launch Aug. 11 to better...

'Killjoys' Space Adventure Now Streaming on VRV for US

1 week ago from Space.com

"Killjoys" fans, rejoice: Your favorite trio of space bounty hunters is now reliving its adventures on the streaming app VRV.

Parker Solar Probe: Mission to Touch the Sun

1 week ago from Space.com

The Parker Solar Probe will orbit the sun and swoop into the outermost part of the solar atmosphere to study the star up close and personal.