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NASA Spacecraft Will Aim Straight for Sun Next Year

The United States space agency NASA says it will launch a mission next year to send a spacecraft directly into the sun’s atmosphere. NASA announced the plan at the University of Chicago Wednesday during a ceremony to honor astrophysicist Eugene Parker, whom the Parker Solar Probe is named after. The probe will gather data on solar activity and give us a better idea of how space-weather events can impact life of Earth. It will orbit within four million miles of the sun’s surface,...

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