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There's a new record-holder for closest human object to the Sun

8 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Artist's concept of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the Sun.
In August , the Parker Solar Probe rocketed away from Earth aboard a Delta IV Heavy booster. The relatively small, 685kg spacecraft needed to achieve a high speed in order to establish an orbit around the Sun-rather than getting drawn into the star's massive gravity well never to escape.
According to NASA, the spacecraft is well on its way. The space agency reports that the probe now holds the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object, passing inside the current record of 42.7 million...
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