NASA’s space probe heading toward sun

NASAThis image made available by NASA shows an artist's rendering of the Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. It's designed to take solar punishment like never before, thanks to its revolutionary heat shield that’s capable of withstanding 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit (1,370 degrees Celsius). (Steve Gribben/Johns Hopkins APL/NASA via AP)

NASA’s space probe, ‘Parker’, is now heading for the sun after a successful launch from Florida on Saturday night.


During the seven-year mission, the probe will gather information about the sun’s atmosphere.

The launch at Cape Canaveral in Florida should actually have taken place on Friday night local time, but was postponed one day until 03.31 on Saturday night (09.31 Norwegian time).


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