This week in science: sun diving
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Weather permitting, the Parker Solar Probe will have launched by the time you read this. It will dive into the sun’s ferocious gravity and soon become the fastest object ever made by humans: 

It will brave extreme temperatures reaching up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit to collect data and images of the sun's atmosphere called "corona." The spacecraft will also reach speeds up to 430,000 mph, making it the fastest-ever human-made object. That's nowhere near fast enough to reach Alpha Centauri...

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