The $1.5bn (£1.17bn) project is created to give scientists a better understanding of solar wind and geomagnetic storms that risk wreaking chaos on Earth by knocking out the power grid.
Earth's average distance to the sun is 93 million miles. "We know the questions we want to answer".
The probe will make its closest approach in 2024 when the next total solar eclipse is expected to be seen over the US, and with that, the spacecraft will be visible.
After launching on the Delta-IV Heavy rocket - which sounds cool and probably is, yeah, fairly cool - at 03:31 local time in Florida (07:31 GMT) on Sunday, Nasa confirmed the flight trajectory "looked good" and that the probe had successfully separated from the rocket.
"So it's of fundamental importance for us to be able to predict this space weather much like we predict weather here on Earth".
For the last several years, NASA's New Horizons probe has been speeding toward the outer limits of the solar system.
This is the first time that NASA has named a rocket after a living person, Parker, who proposed the existence of solar wind - a stream of charged particles released from the sun's upper atmosphere 60 years ago. He said it was like looking at photos of the Taj Mahal for years and then beholding the real thing in India.
"It's a whole new phase, and it's going to be fascinating throughout".
I guess we'll have to wait and see what they come back with. All I can say is: "'Wow, here we go.' We're in for some learning over the next seven years".
Parker, the probe, will start shattering records this fall.
The specially shielded Parker Solar Probe will have to endure temperatures up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit (1,370 degrees Celsius) and solar radiation intensities 475 times higher than we're used to here on Earth. "In 10 to 20 years, a carbon disk will be floating around the sun in orbit, and it will be around until the end of the solar system", CNN quoted Andy Driesman, Parker Solar Probe project manager at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, as saying.
Forty-three minutes after launch, the spacecraft jettisoned the spent upper stage and began flying on its own. SolO will go to within 42 million km of the Sun's surface.
The launch speed was clocked at 69,000 kilometers per hour and it is expected to top out at more than ten times that speed while in space due to the Sun's gravitational pull. As it gets farther away from the sun and closer to the edge of the solar system, more accurate observations will allow scientists to confirm the presence of a hydrogen wall.
Woodland, even with the lowest 36-hole score in 60 years of stroke play at the PGA Championship, still had a long way to go. Tiger Woods shot a 4-under 66 Saturday to move himself into a tie for sixth at the PGA Championship.
Jurgen Klopp has already insisted that Manchester City are by far favourites to win the Premier League again this season. Martial in the last 20 minutes could have given us the second goal but I couldn't make that change.
In a statement, Barca said: "FC Barcelona and Everton FC have reached an agreement over the transfer of the player Yerry Mina ". The Toffees lured two more of the Catalan club's players to Goodison Park on permanent and loan deals respectively on Thursday.
According to the statement from an anonymous source CTV News Toronto that Ford is going to announce on Tuesday, August 7th. Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a return to "buck-a-beer" in the province this week.
The lawmaker made the allegation in an interview with Thisday on Tuesday at the lobby of the National Assembly in Abuja. He left the Villa at about 5:05 p.m. surrounded by security personnel attached to the presidential Villa.
While the Galaxy Note 9 may look similar to last year's Galaxy Note 8 , it's gotten several notable updates over its predecessor. Power users will appreciate the bigger battery and larger storage options which isn't available previously in Malaysia.
Former England global Redknapp is impressed with Klopp's transfer business ahead of the new Premier League season. Fabinho , who had scored 16 in a row from the spot for AS Monaco, sent the penalty several yards wide.
It's hard to tell who instigated the violence, but it appears to be the workers at the nail salon who are dealing the most force. An investigation into the brawl is ongoing, and more charges could result , the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office told News12.
The first positive detection of West Nile Virus this season has been confirmed by Ada County health officials. This makes it important for residents to evaluate yards on a weekly basis and eliminate standing water.
Here is a look at how share prices for two blue-chip stocks and two exchange-traded funds reacted to this latest report. Futures for September delivery lost 2.9 per cent to CNY 521.9 a barrel on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange.
Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville
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Multiple fatalities in Canada shooting, one suspect arrested
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DOOM Eternal Reveals New Gameplay
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Be careful of Baker Mayfield debut, but it was impressive
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Kerala floods : Heavy rains, landslides claim 20 lives
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Over 100 rockets fired into Israel from Gaza
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Kane disappointed by World Cup despite Golden Boot
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11 children, 3 women found in 'filthy' compound, 2 men arrested
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