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NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

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30 October, 2018 13:25 PM



NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

Parker Solar Probe sits in a clean room on July 6, 2018, at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, after the installation of its heat shield. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is now closer to the sun than any spacecraft has ever gotten. Early Monday afternoon, Oct. 29, 2018, Parker surpassed the record of 26.55 million miles set by Helios-2 back in 1976. Photo: AP

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