Your first contact with the universe
The Opportunity rover struggles to regain consciousness on the surface of Mars, NASA's Solar Parker probe heads for the Sun, we get an infrared look at Saturn's moon Titan and there's progress on the ELT
NASA’s mission to send the first space probe towards the largest, hottest and most volatile object in our Solar System was finally launched on 12 August 2018. On the tip of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, Parker Solar Probe is finally on its way to make history in space exploration.
The Sun’s erratic and unusual behaviour has been the subject of many studies, however, this mission will supply the first set of concrete data about the object itself. This information will add valuable constraints to many theories to help scientists gain a better understanding of our nearest star.