NASA postpones launch of probe to study sun at close range | Al Jazeera English

August 11, 2018 12:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

US space agency NASA has scrubbed its launch of a new probe, but will make another attempt on Sunday.

The Parker Solar Probe will fly to the sun to collect data from inside the solar atmosphere.

It is designed to withstand heat of up to 1,000 degrees Celsius, speeds of 700,000 kilometres per hour and a journey that will last seven years.

Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi reports.

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