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What you need to know about NASA's mission to touch the sun

Mashable Friday, 10 August 2018
A NASA probe is about to launch on a mission to the sun in the name of protecting the Earth.

On Saturday, the space agency's Parker Solar Probe is expected to launch to orbit, beginning its long and winding journey that will eventually allow humanity to touch our nearest star for the first time.

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The Parker Solar Probe was launched on Sunday in a mission to venture closer to the Sun than ever before.

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