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Launch of NASA's first mission to the Sun (Video)


NASA has launched one of its most ambitious programs. The Parker Solar Probe spacecraft is expected to approach the Sun at record proximity for "feel". The mission will last for seven years, reports the website Sputniknews.

NASA proceeded Sunday, August 12 in Florida to launch its solar probe Parker to attempt to cross the atmosphere of the Sun.

The size of a car but worth $ 1.5 billion, the Parker probe is the first human achievement to try to cross the atmosphere of the Sun, with its high-tech shield and hopes placed in it by NASA and the scientific community.

The probe will also have to pass approximately 6.2 million kilometers from the surface of the Sun and cross this crown 24 times during the seven years of the mission.

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