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NASA Plans Unprecedented Sun Probe

These days we hear a lot about the sun and, more specifically, global warming. But how much do we really know about the sun? NASA plans to find out more about the sun by launching a $180 million probe into the giant star. It could help researchers ... learn more about the sun's power and its impact on our environment. NASA, which is calling the spacecraft Solar Probe Plus, plans to send the device through the sun's corona sometime between now and 2018. Its goal: to collect data regarding the sun's heat (specifically the corona), and how and why the corona generates solar winds. Solar Probe Must ... (view more)

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