This week NASA successfully launched the Parker Solar Probe into space, hurtling towards our Sun on a seven year journey. We don't really know that much about the Sun even though we rely on it for heat, light, and life! Now, technology has reached a point that will allow the probe to safely fly through the Sun's corona and send back invaluable data.
Explore what we know about the Sun and what we hope to learn with this quick Science News lesson. Preview it here and add it to your subject.