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Parker Solar Probe: When will the Nasa spacecraft 'touch the sun' and what is the purpose of the mission?

The space agency hopes the craft – travelling 15-times faster than a bullet – will help unlock mysteries of the Sun

18 hours ago from The Independent

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Historic space weather could clarify what's next

Historic space weather may help us understand what's coming next, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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When these flies want to sniff out food and mates, they wing it

Fruit flies don't appear to use their tiny, translucent wings for optimal flight, as one might expect. The speedy appendages seem to be doing double duty, helping the insect sniff out food, ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Wow, here we go': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer ...

Sun 12 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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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.

Sun 12 Aug 18 from BBC News

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NASA’s 60-Year Race to Touch The Sun

We often equate light with a lack of mystery. We elucidate or illuminate answers. So it’s tad ironic that the brightest object in our solar system remains one of its most mysterious. Scientists ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Discover Magazine

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Five Caspian Sea states sign landmark convention

The leaders of the five states bordering the resource-rich Caspian Sea signed a landmark deal on its legal status on Sunday in the Kazakh city of Aktau, easing regional tensions and potentially ...

Sun 12 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Putting the ethics into planetary protection

In the coming decades, as we gear up for a more in-depth search for life on Mars, as well as visits to potentially habitable ocean moons in the outer Solar System, should scientists start addressing ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Interstellar travel requires a long-term approach (and humans are too impatient)

The biggest hurdle to mounting an interstellar mission may be humanity's short attention span.

16 hours ago from FOXNews

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NASA sets the controls for the heart of the sun

Parker space probe due for launch this weekend.

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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