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This handout photo released by NASA shows the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, on August 12, 2018.(AFP)

Indian American physicist helped lay foundation for NASA’s mission to ‘touch’ the Sun

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar’s intervention in allowing a research paper on ‘solar winds’ to be published has helped make Dr Eugene Newman Parker the first living scientist after whom a mission has been named.
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The Parker Solar Probe blasts off from launch complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, on Sunday.(NASA)
The Parker Solar Probe blasts off from launch complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, on Sunday.(NASA)

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe, journey to explore the sun begins

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 01:54 PM IST
Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe, that costs about $ 1.5 bn has been over five decades in the making, and is unique for bringing a space probe closer to the sun than any man made object.
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