The $1.5 billion craft will travel towards the centre of our solar system on a mission to discover more about risky solar storms.
The spacecraft, which will plunge into the sun's atmosphere, known as the corona, is protected by an ultra-powerful heat shield. Its data promises to crack longstanding mysteries about the Sun's behaviour.
These solar outbursts are poorly understood, but pack the potential to wipe out power to millions of people.
The Parker Solar Probe carries a lineup of instruments to study the Sun both remotely and in situ, or directly.
Parker Solar Probe will explore the corona, a region of the Sun only seen from Earth when the Moon blocks out the Sun's bright face during total solar eclipses. We are ready. We have the flawless payload. Scientists aim to learn more about the mechanisms that power the solar wind of charged particles the sun sends into the solar system, creating aurorae on Earth and sometimes screwing with our tech. We know the questions we want to answer'.
Sterling slide no longer a boost for Britain's FTSE 100
Barclays said Friday's GDP data showed that the British economy's second-quarter rebound only offset the first-quarter weakness. Sterling also hit a nine-month low against the euro, and was down against the yen and Swiss franc, BBC reported on Thursday.
Thousands of spectators jammed the launch site, including 91-year-old astrophysicist Eugene Parker for whom the spacecraft is named.
NASA chief of the science mission directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, said on Saturday that Parker is an "incredible hero of our scientific community", and called the probe one of NASA most "strategically important" missions.
A white light imager will take images of the atmosphere right in front of the Sun.
During its historic journey, the probe will jet past Venus at speeds of 430,000 miles per hour, the equivalent of flying from NY to Tokyo in one minute.
Mexico says working hard with US on new NAFTA auto rules
Mexico's economic minister Guajardo is on the wires saying that the NAFTA talks are going very well, but there is no deal yet. But details of what is happening behind closed doors came largely from second-hand accounts of the talks Thursday.
Now college basketball players can work with an NCAA-certified agent while testing the waters of declaring for the NBA draft. They are willing parties in this, Gavitt said. "We're not in a position to try to say who gets an agent and who does not'".
Under a blazing afternoon sun, Tsitsipas and Anderson relied on their service games in the opening set on the showcase hardcourt. Play wraps up Sunday at the $5.94-million United States tournament on the York University campus.
But Woakes, who had scored nine previous first-class hundreds, and Jonny Bairstow (93) turned the tide during a stand of 189. Bairstow reached his half-century first, cover driving wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav for four, before Woakes outpaced him.
Those standings will finalize the eight automatic selections following the conclusion of the PGA on Sunday night. Still, Furyk said, "it was nice to get a chance to see both guys play". "He showed a lot of poise".
Royal King told the Seattle Times he was photographing a wedding when he saw a plane and two F-15 fighter jets trailing it. Eyewitness John Waldron told CNN he watched the plane do "a complete loop", before it went "pretty much straight up".
Despite being down to ten men, the Blues came out of the half-time the better of the two sides and regained their lead. Jagielka took a big risk in his attempt to stop Jota bursting through on goal and ultimately it cost his team dearly.
But some conservatives said they were disappointed with Kanye for " caving " when he had a chance to respond to Kimmel's question. Kardashian West visited the White House earlier this year to urge Trump to commute the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson.
Barty, Schuurs power into Montreal doubles final
Making the finals here is incredible. "I just went all the way also on her forehand, short, cross, long, everything". The Ukrainian even got a service break to close the gap to 5-3, but Stephens broke right back to take the set.
Trump doubles tariffs on Turkish metals
Turkey has since accused Mr Trump of enforcing "economic terror" on the troubled nation. "Confidence needs to be regained". Treasury Department sanctioned Turkey's ministers of Justice and Interior because of Brunson's detainment.
World Bank preps for world's first blockchain bond
Termed "bond-i", or Blockchain Offered New Debt Instrument , the name also refers to the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney. World Bank has mandated only the Common Wealth Bank of Australia [CBA] to issue bond based on Ethereum blockchain .
Cutting down salt intake isn't always healthy: Lancet
An increased cardiovascular risk was only observed in communities where the average intake was greater than 5 g/day. The study was focused on 94,000 individuals between the ages of 35 and 70 who were from 18 different countries.
US Marine missing in Sulu Sea
Additional Navy P-8 aircraft and Philippine Coast Guard vessels have expanded the search to about 3,000 square nautical miles. The Philippine government facilitated diplomatic clearance for USA assets involved in the search and rescue operation.
Halep, Stephens into Montreal final
The 15th-seeded Barty won 80% of her first serve points and broke Bertens four times as she cruised to victory. Open title defense, beat fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-3. "I was very sore when I woke up", said Halep.
Maryland puts DJ Durkin on leave amid investigation
June 21, 2018: ESPN.com confirms the McNair family retained the law firm of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy to represent the family. August 3, 2018: Practice officially starts and, according to sources, the culture of bullying, led by Court, continues.
Kanye releases new track 'XCTY,' seemingly out of the blue
Kanye West has blessed the world with yet another brand new track, and sadly this one isn't entirely about "scoopity poop". Although his views may be polarizing, it's obvious after watching the interview that West is telling the truth.
VS Naipaul, British author, dies aged 85
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