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PICS: NASA Launches Parker Solar Probe to Touch the Sun

World | Associated Press | August 13, 2018, 10:39 am
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 The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Aug 12, 2018. (Image: NASA via AP)

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Aug 12, 2018. (Image: NASA via AP)

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 Eugene Parker, a pioneer in heliophysics watches the launch of the Delta IV rocket, carrying the Parker Solar Probe, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Eugene Parker, a pioneer in heliophysics watches the launch of the Delta IV rocket, carrying the Parker Solar Probe, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida "All I can say is, 'Wow, here we go.' We're in for some learning over the next several years," said Parker, astrophysicist for whom the spacecraft is named. (Image: NASA via AP)

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 A Delta IV rocket, carrying the Parker Solar Probe, lifts off from launch complex 37 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Image: NASA via AP)

A Delta IV rocket, carrying the Parker Solar Probe, lifts off from launch complex 37 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Image: NASA via AP)

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 The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket as it launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. (Image: NASA via AP)

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket as it launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. (Image: NASA via AP)

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 The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. (Image: NASA via AP)

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. (Image: NASA via AP)

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 The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Image: NASA via AP)

The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Image: NASA via AP)

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