Dr Nicky Fox of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory said: "I realise that might not sound that close, but imagine the Sun and the Earth were a metre apart".
The other great mystery is the behaviour of 'solar wind, ' a stream of charged particles emitted by the sun to release energy.
To handle the heat it has been covered with a special 4.5 inch thick carbon-composite shield capable of withstanding temperatures up to 1,650C.
The car-sized spacecraft will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere, about four million miles from its surface - and more than seven times closer than any spacecraft has come before, thanks to its innovative Thermal Protection System.
Unlike many planetary exploration missions, which primarily orbit the planet itself, the Parker probe will be swooping closer and closer to the sun by way of an elliptical orbit that will include seven "gravity-assist" flybys of Venus.
Instruments on board may also help to explain why the corona is hotter than the sun's surface by several orders of magnitude.
Emery: Arsenal players should deliver against Man City Guardiola held some one-to-one meetings with his players after the World Cup to check they were ready to go again. Some like Kevin de Bruyne and John Stones had excellent tournaments but others like Gabriel Jesus struggled.
Chelsea blank Huddersfield in Sarri's debut MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 6 - Replaced Barkley in the 68th minute and brought a more physical presence to Chelsea's midfield. However, they will certainly need to be more clinical and penetrative if they are to build on last season's fine work.
Changes to ICBC premiums would see bad drivers pay more Discounts for seasoned drivers will be extended to reflect up to 40 years of experience, up from the current limit of nine years. It is built around ensuring the vehicle rather than the driver and allows discounts to drivers despite multiple crashes.
The Delta-IV Heavy rocket - which was carrying the probe - launched at 03:31 local time (07:31 GMT).
The spacecraft is the only NASA probe in history to be named after a living person - in this case, 91-year-old solar physicist Eugene Parker, who first described the solar wind in 1958.
But then, the launch of NASA's Mariner 2 spacecraft in 1962 - becoming the first robotic spacecraft to make a successful planetary encounter - proved them wrong.
The problem on Saturday had to do with the gaseous helium pressure alarm on the spacecraft, officials said early Saturday.
Parker said last week that he was "impressed" by the Parker Solar Probe, calling it "a very complex machine".
The spacecraft, which will plunge into the sun's atmosphere, known as the corona, is protected by an ultra-powerful heat shield. "Each time we fly by, we get closer and closer to the Sun".
When it nears the Sun, the probe will travel rapidly enough to go from NY to Tokyo in one minute - some 430,000 miles per hour, making it the fastest human-made object.
They are looking to build on an appearance in last season's Champions League final and back-to-back finishes in the top four. We beat Manchester City in the league and the Champions League last season, so I think we can win everything in the world.
Both his 66s were compiled in the same fashion, shooting 31 for the front nine and 35 blows for the inward half. He hit his approach 20 feet above the hole and didn't know a record was at stake - until after he missed.
Her latest stop had brought her along with friends to NYC , in what was presumably supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. A witness told New York Daily News that the Lyden did not appear to be wearing a helmet when she was struck by the truck.
Spain also lost the services of Pique's Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta, who announced his global retirement in July. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has confirmed his retirement from worldwide duty with Spain .
United States space agency NASA has scrubbed its launch of a new probe, but will make another attempt on Sunday. NASA has delayed the launch of a probe which will make a series of unprecedented orbits of the sun.
The event is being organized by Jason Kessler, the same man who organized last year's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville. But others said Saturday they were comforted by the security measures. "This is not making anyone that I know feel safe".
Michael Keane rose highest the ball pinballed off a defender before allowing Richarlison to bang home into an empty net. Cenk Tosun and Jimenez exchanged missed efforts before Everton regained the initiative after 67 minutes.
Lukaku then passed up a golden chance when Schmeichel spread himself well to turn the Belgian's effort over the bar. United will be back in action next Sunday when they travel to Falmer Stadium to take on Brighton & Hove Albion.
Two F-15 jets were scrambled in response to the stolen plane from the Oregon Air National Guard in Portland, Oregon. Sea-Tac operations have resumed as normal, airport officials said; flights had been grounded during the incident.
But Mustangs soon will be one of only two passenger cars from Ford - along with a crossover Focus - sold in North America. Ford is celebrating a massive milestone after its 10,000,000th Mustang rolled off the production line in MI yesterday.
UMd. head coach placed on leave
The school is also investigating the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair , 19, who was hospitalized May 29 and died June 13. June 21, 2018: ESPN .com confirms the McNair family retained the law firm of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy to represent the family.
Blade Runner's Sean Young wanted for questioning by NYPD
She is best known, in addition to " Blade Runner ", for her roles in " Dune " and " Ace Ventura: Pet Detective ". Actress Sean Young could be in trouble with the NYPD - they want to question her about a brazen daytime robbery.
Money Dispute Might Force Star Trek Chrises Out Of Franchise
The Marvel , DC and Star Wars movies all regularly pull in north of $700 million if they don't reach $1 billion worldwide. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the Kelvin timeline Star Trek films, responded to Spiner, taking the overly-literal approach.
PGA Championship: Jordan Spieth loses his cool
I made an adjustment over at 17, I wanted to make sure I got this to the hole and then I blow it by 4 feet and then miss it. I said to my caddie a couple of holes before it was the most fun I'd ever had and then that happened.
Sarri not aiming to repeat Napoli formula at Chelsea
When asked how long it could take for his players to be at their best, Sarri surprised many with his response. Jorginho will clearly be the key, the expert at quickly shifting the ball that Sarri knows well from Napoli.
Trump has choice words for ex-aide Omarosa
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News Corp tops estimates as Foxtel, books unit drive gains
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