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FBI: Solar observatory closed after child porn case opened

Sep. 20, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mysterious closure of a solar observatory in New Mexico earlier this month happened after the FBI opened a child pornography investigation involving a janitor's computer found at the observatory, and agents tracked wireless signals used to access child porn, according to an FBI...

'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

Aug. 12, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before. If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will fly...

NASA launches spacecraft that will get closer to the sun than ever before

Aug. 12, 2018 3:33 AM EDT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA launches spacecraft that will get closer to the sun than ever before.

Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

Aug. 11, 2018 8:09 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA's unprecedented flight to the sun. The early morning launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV rocket on its pad with the Parker Solar Probe. Rocket maker United Launch...

NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun's glittering crown

Aug. 10, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun's glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither. Set to launch early Saturday, the Parker Solar Probe is as heat-resistant as a spacecraft gets, essential for exploring our star closer...

Red-hot voyage to sun will bring us closer to our star

Aug. 8, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before. NASA's Parker Solar Probe will be the first spacecraft to "touch" the sun, hurtling through the sizzling solar atmosphere and coming within just 3.8 million miles (6 million kilometers) of the...