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NASA's Parker spacecraft makes 1st close approach to sun
A NASA spacecraft has made its first close approach to the sun, just 2 1/2 months after lift-off. The Parker Solar Probe flew within 15 million miles of the sun's surface Monday night. Its speed topped 213,000 mph (342,000 kph) relative to the sun, as it penetrated the outer solar atmosphere, or corona. NASA won't re-establish contact until Parker is far enough from the sun to avoid radio interference.
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